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.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
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.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
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When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.