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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Growing Wandering Jew Or Inch Plant In My Garden.

When I brought back some stem cuttings of this plant, I stuck them into polystyrene cups filled with garden soil. I pinched off the lower leaves and made sure that the lowest node where the leaves joined the stem was buried in the soil for the roots to grow.
This plant is called Wandering Jew or Inch Plant. It is also known as Tradescantia.
 The leaves have green, silver and purple stripes and the underside of the leaves is purple.
From the polystyrene cup, I transferred the plant into a hanging pot.
 It grows well in soil with good water drainage.  I watered it once a day in the morning
I feed the plant with fertilizer about once in every 2 weeks. Wandering Jew or Inch plant is easy to grow.
 I do not have shaded place to hang this plant, so I had to hang it where it is exposed to a few hours of morning sun till midday. 
 Initially, the leaves started to dry up due to the sudden exposure to the sun. 
When the branches grow too long, I trim them back for new and more branches to grow.
Take care to live in me, and let me live in you.

For a branch can't produce fruit when severed from the vine.

Nor can you be fruitful apart from me. "Yes, I am the Vine;

you are the branches. Whoever lives in me and I in him

shall produce a large crop of fruit.

For apart from me you can't do a thing.

(John 15:4-5, The Living Bible-TLB)

50 comments:

  1. It certainly looks unique. Warm greetings!

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    1. Warm greetings to you too, Blogoratti. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Nancy it looks nice in a hanginng pot. We grow similar plants at home because most of the year is too cold outside.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a beautiful day!

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  3. This Tradescantia is very beautiful. We call it 'gossip' because it spreads as quickly :)

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    1. Thank you, Riitta, "gossip" will be an easier name to remember!

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  4. I thought it was wall painting at first... especially the first picture! Maybe I get one plant from you.. put in my bathroom, nice moe? :)

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    1. I think it will grow well as long as your bathroom has some bright light.

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  5. We used to have it growing in South Africa but I have not seen it here though I am sure it would grow. Pretty plant. Diane

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    1. I think it can easily grow in most places, even as an indoor plant.

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  6. Hello Nancy, the Wandering Jew is a lovely plant. Beautiful images. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a great new week!

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  7. That is one plant that I couldn't keep alive. They are very beautiful.

    Have a terrific day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a beautiful new week!

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  8. Your Wandering Jew is beautiful...I grew on of those once many years ago but I can't remember why I no longer have it. Probably got infested with bugs... I have a different kind of green wandering Jew now and when I take good care of it, it has tiny white flowers.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I wonder why this Wandering Jew will have any flowers. So far I have not seen any yet.

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  9. All your photos in this post especially photo 1 looks like a painting. So nice!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I didn't know the floor tiles make good background for photo taking. Lol!

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    1. Thank you, Beena. Have a beautiful new week!

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  11. Such a beautiful plant, love the colourings of the leaves. Have a good day.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a good new week!

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  12. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great weekend too!

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a lovely new week!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a great week!

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  15. It is beautiful with a striking colour.

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  16. I love hanging plants. The leaves have beautiful combination of colours. All your plants are growing pretty well.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Lol! Sometimes my plants do get sick. Have a fabulous day!

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  17. My mom always grew this...it would get longer than I am tall!

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    1. Yes Rose, if the branches are not cut back, they will grow really long.

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  18. Thanks for the name of this plant. I've seen it everywhere but have never known what to call it.

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    1. You are most welcome, Monica. Have a beautiful day.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Looks healthy and in some areas it goes in the garden and becomes a weed.

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    1. Oh yes, it will. If grown on the ground and left unchecked, it will get out of control.

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  21. Nancy, this plant looks quite beautiful when it becomes lush and bushy like in your last photo.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Have a lovely week!

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  22. What a nice plant, Nancy! I hope to get one too. It will be nice to hang one in the corner. ^.^

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Oh yes, do get one. You will love the trailing branches.

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  23. A long time ago I had a flower in my parents' house. I forgot about it! :)
    We called it "trzykrotka" :)

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    1. Thank you, Julia for the Polish name. Have a fabulous week!

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  24. Beautiful plant ... especially the last 2 photos. I'm in love with it. Have a lovely week Nancy :)

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Have a lovely week too!

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