If you want to know how to grow purple wandering jew, then read on! This beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant makes a great addition to any indoor garden. Inch plant or wandering jew is a tropical evergreen trailing herbaceous perennial grown as annual in colder climates. In colder climates, it makes a good houseplant and its spreading form makes it attractive in a hanging basket.
To get started, you’ll need a pot that is at least six inches deep and has drainage holes in the bottom. Fill the pot with a soil mix that is light and well draining. Then, place the purple wandering jew in an area that receives bright but indirect sunlight.
Water the plant regularly, making sure to avoid getting the leaves wet. In the summer, you may need to water it twice a week. In the winter, you can water it once every two weeks or so. Fertilize the plant once a month with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.
If the leaves start to turn yellow, it means that the plant is getting too much sun or not enough water. To fix this, move the plant to a shadier location or water it more often.
That’s all there is to it! With a little bit of care, your purple wandering jew will flourish. Enjoy!
Moderate to bright indirect light.
Water weekly allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between watering.
Will tolerate dry air but prefer high humidity.
Average home temperature of 60°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Tradescantia fluminensis, Wandering Jew Purple is comfortable.