Scientific name: Tradescantia zebrina
Common names: Inch Plant, Wandering Dude, Cockroach grass, Creeping Jenny
Origin: Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras
Height: 1/2 to 1 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Zones: 8 through 12
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Moderately watered, keep soil moist but well drained.
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: No
Cut stem above node and place cutting into water or soil to root.
Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.3
- 1.Floridata. Tradescantia zebrina. https://floridata.com/plant/959. Accessed August 11, 2019.
- 2.Tradescantia zebrina. Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d681. Accessed August 11, 2019.
- 3.Wandering Jew. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/wandering-jew. Accessed August 11, 2019.