Wandering Jew Plants

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Asked by Anonymous on February 10, 2011
Removing Purple Queen

I did not know that the plant, Purple Queen, was a wandering plant and now it is all over my garden, growing into my grass. How can I either kill it or remove it? I have tried pulling it out, but it always spreads anyway. I hate it!

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CaptainAng

I'm so sorry the Purple Queen has taken over! Isn't it funny how some people love it and ask for clippings or will buy it? I think it looks great in hanging baskets but there's a time and a place for everything, right? lol
I had researched how to get rid of this evasive, creeping monster for a neighbor of mine not long ago. Here are the 3 options I found~
~manually pull it all out and discard it without dropping any of it on other parts of your lawn or garden and pulling up new shoots as they appear.
~paint Roundup on the leaves rather than spraying it on. It is tedious and time consuming but I've heard it works. Also, it gets down into the roots so the plant does not re-emerge.
~spray with Amitrol 4L plus fixative. Wait for 3 months until the browning starts to happen then rake off and burn. Repeat spot sprayings as required.
I hope one of these suggestions will work for you...

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Asked by redheadhp on January 4, 2012
Winter Time Care for Wandering Jew Plants

I have several varieties of wandering jew in a pot which I purchased this summer. I have trimmed about 1/2 of the length off. Would trimming the plants back significantly to where the vines would be about 6″ long help rejuvenate them? The leaves have fallen off the root part of the stems but they are still growing well at the ends. I really don’t want to have to replant them. I keep them outside during the summer.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most plants, even houseplant, go into a dormant state during the winter. This means that their growth slows and they can lose leaves. Severe pruning, with this particular plant, does help rejuvenate it and improve its appearance in the spring when it begins active growth.

You will also see that the plant needs less water and less fertilizer during its dormant season.

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Asked by judyheida on February 3, 2012
Trying to Identify Plant

I’m trying to identify a plant with purple and silver foliage. What is it? The plant is found in outdoor pots, usually shade.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you can send us a picture, we can help to identify the plant more easily.

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Asked by katiek on October 18, 2012
Wandering Jew

Can I plant running Jew in the same bed as Moses in the boat?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Yes, "Moses in the boat" is a type of wandering jew. Just give both plants room to grow.

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Asked by Conch88 on March 17, 2013
Killing Wandering Jew

This wandering jew plant is solid green with a white flower at times. It is taking over my yard. I live in Tallahassee, FL (north FL).

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AnnsGreeneHaus

This is a pretty good blog post. Couldn't have answered any better: http://ecogardensolutions.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/tradascantia-wandering-dew/

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Asked by Anonymous on April 27, 2014
How to Care for Them

The Purple Queen Plant, how to care for it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This plant is a form of wandering jew. This article will help you with their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/wandering-jew/growing-wandering-jew-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 14, 2014
Wandering Jew

Can I grow wandering jew outdoors? Can I put it in a pot with other plants?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Wandering Jew can only be grown outdoors in areas with mild winters (U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-11, depending on variety.). In your area, however, it gets too cold for planting outside. But you can still grow this houseplant and allow it to spend summer outdoors, bringing it back inside for overwintering. Here is more information on growing Wandering Jew plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/wandering-jew/growing-wandering-jew-plants.htm

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