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Tradescantia zebrina - Wandering Jew


Tradescantia zebrina - Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina - Wandering Jew)

I'm so glad I didn't plant this into my yard! A friend from GoY who lives here in San Diego, CA gave me some cuttings and said it was good ground cover. Now, he finding out how invasive it is. I have Tradescantia fluminensis which I can't get rid of...it just keep growing back! This is after I dig it out and mow it down constantly! Photo taken June 15, 2013.



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I used to grow this as a houseplant, decades ago, you've brought back memories for me with this photo. I couldn't grow it outside here, too cold. Didn't know it was invasive.

16 Jun, 2013

 

Louisa15:

Yes, the green form of this plant drives me insane! It cannot get rid of it! I've pretty much given up on killing it...as it's not going to happen.

I like this species. It's has nicer leaves than the green form. However, it can grow very quickly in the ground and take over a huge area here in San Diego, CA.

16 Jun, 2013

 

Isn't it fascinating how gardeners in different countries find different species a problem! I'm trying to imagine what this would look like taking over a patch of garden! At least it's very pretty:)

16 Jun, 2013

 

Yes, it pretty amazing what's a house plant in one climate and grows wild in another climate.

I have a major problems with spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) in my garden, also. It grows wild in all the shady areas.

17 Jun, 2013



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