How Do I Grow a Wandering Jew Plant

Tradescantia Types

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Tradescantia Fluminensis (Small-Leaf Spiderwort)

Types Of Wandering Jew Plant

The first type of the Wandering Jew plant I am going to mention is Tradescantia fluminensisor commonly known as Small-leaf spiderwort.

This is the usual classic type of Wandering Jew plant.

It has a very pretty white three-petal flower and darker version of green leaves. All combined, they gives the plant a nice look.

Tradescantia Zebrina (Wandering Jew)

Types Of Wandering Jew Plant

The second type of the Wandering Jew plant is Tradescantia zebrina.

As you may have already guessed from its name, it has the leaves colored like a zebra.

That gives it a very nice and unique look, so it is easily recognizable.

Tradescantia Pallida (Purple Heart)

Types Of Wandering Jew Plant

One of the most known types of Wandering Jew plant is Tradescantia pallida.

It has dark purple leaves and the flower itself is bright purple.

This makes this plant very pretty and known among plant lovers, which is why this type is considered as the most popular type of Wandering Jew plant.

So, if you are interested in this one, here’s a complete guide on how to care for Tradescantia Pallida, or better known – Purple Heart plant.