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WANDERING JEW

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These plants have oval leaves 1 - 3 inches long with stripes in green/white, purple/green or green/white/mauve. Other members of the Wandering Jew family include Fuzzy Jew, Red Jew, Teddy Bear Jew, Rainbow Jew, etc.They are fast growers and often pieces dropped onto the sandy greenhouse floor can quickly become a ground cover if left undisturbed.

To keep this plant under control and bushy you'll need to pinch off the new growth regularly.

TEMPERATURE: Wandering Jews like to be kept between 65 and 75 degrees with a minimum temperature of 50 degrees. They also like to have a well ventilated area.

WATER: Water when dry to the touch. Keep soil evenly moist but NOT WET. Reduce water during the winter months.

LIGHT: They like to be kept in a bright area. Wandering Jew will tolerate some direct sun, but be careful of the hot afternoon sun.

Propagate from stem cuttings.

These plant varieties are often available in 8" hanging baskets and occasionally in 4" clay pots.