If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow houseplant that trails gracefully, look no further than the Bolivian Wandering Jew. This beautiful plant is native to South America, the Caribbean, and Central America, and it’s known by a variety of common names including Bolivian turtle vine and Creeping Inch Plant. The Bolivian Jew is a vigorous plant that grows quickly, making it a great choice for beginners. Keep reading to learn more about how to care for your own Bolivian Jew!
Bolivian Jew Care
The Bolivian Jew is a relatively low-maintenance plant, making it ideal for busy people or beginners. Here are a few tips to help you care for your Bolivian Jew:
Light: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. If you live in a particularly sunny climate, you may need to provide some protection from direct sunlight to prevent the leaves from burning.
Water: Allow the top inch or so of soil to dry out between watering. Be sure to empty any drainage dish after watering to prevent the roots from sitting in water, which can lead to root rot.
Fertilizer: Fertilize your Bolivian Jew every other week during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer. During the winter months, you can cut back on fertilizing to once a month.
Pruning: Trim back any leggy or overgrown stems as needed to keep your plant looking its best.
With a little TLC, your Bolivian Jew will thrive and bring beauty to your home for many years to come!