The Tradescantia got its common name Wandering Jew, because of the wandering way it grows. It spreads quickly, with sections of stem all growing in slightly varying directions, wandering about.
The Wandering Jew plants like bright, indirect sunlight. No direct sunlight as this may burn the leaves. If your Wandering Jew plant starts to discolour, this can mean that your plant isn't getting enough light.
Keep the soil moist at all times, a regular watering schedule is best. Water until water drains through the bottom of the pot but not letting it sit in water. Tradescantia do best in high humidity and they love a good misting. Leaf tips will turn brown without adequate humidity.
Keep it happy, and it will bloom with small pink or purple flowers which last just one day.
This plant is mildly toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. This plant is a great air purifyier.
Tradescantia Tricolour / Wandering Jew Plant
A single Wandering Jew Plant in a 16cm plastic hanging nursery basket.