Tradescantia Zebrina, or Wandering Dude, is one of the most colorful trailing houseplants with beautiful variegated purple and green foliage. This fast-growing plant is a member of the spiderwort family (Commelinaceae). In warm climates, Zebrina can be grown outdoors as a groundcover.
Tradescantia Zebrina has succulent stems with oval light green leaves and purple variegation. The underside of the leaves has a vibrant purple color. Bright light intensifies the color of this plant, but intense, scorching sun, on the other hand, makes the variegation fade.
Tradescantia Zebrina is incredibly easy to grow, and it adapts well to most indoor environments. Zebrina is a wonderful ornamental plant for any living space, adding a bold touch of nature to your home and office.
Zebrina is a fast-grower, and regular pruning would encourage branching and make it bushier. This plant is perfect for tall planters and hanging baskets.
Tradescantia Zebrina produces small light purple flowers that have 3 petals and yellow anthers. This plant rarely blooms indoors.
Tradescantia Zebrina needs plenty of bright, indirect sunlight to maintain its variegation. Low light will make its color fade. However, it does not tolerate direct harsh sunlight, which would burn its leaves.
Tradescantia Zebrina needs regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist. Water about once a week or whenever the soil begins to dry. Drain well to avoid excess water retained in the soil.
Tradescantia Zebrina isn't picky when it comes to picking the right soil. However, it grows best with a well-draining, nutrient-filled potting mix. It is recommended that you mix some vermiculite or peat moss with general houseplant soil to increase moisture retention.
This plant thrives in temperatures between 55°F-80°F and high humidity (over 50%). It does not grow well in temperatures below 50°F. It is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 50%).
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant is mildly toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
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*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.