14 Jun

Wandering Jew: Colorful Ground Cover and Hanging Plant

Looking for a colorful addition to your garden beds, landscape or indoor garden? Try Setcreasea.

Setcreasea is a group of low-growing perennials plants grown for their attractive and colorful foliage. They are very versatile plants and can be grown in garden beds or rockeries, as ground cover or ornamental hanging plants, or as indoor container plants. They are quite easy to grow, in fact, hard to kill. Most species of Setcreasea produce pink and mauve flowers.

The most popular species is Setcreasea Purpurea which is commonly known as Wandering Jew, Purple Heart or Purple Queen for its purple leaves.

Wandering Jew Plant

Wandering Jew Plant, Image from rgbmail.com.br

How to Grow Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew is an excellent choice as ground cover or as a showy plant for hanging baskets. Propagated from divisions, Wandering Jew would grow in sunny as well as shady locations. It requires moderate watering and bears purple flowers throughout the year.

Wandering Jew can also be used for xeriscaping for its capacity to withstand droughts.

2 thoughts on “Wandering Jew: Colorful Ground Cover and Hanging Plant

  1. Hi Wagas, I see you grow purple secreasia (sp) too. It’s a lovely plant and my co-poster Skeeter grows it in her Georgia garden. It does not winter over in my Tennessee garden. It’s quite the show stopper in gardens!

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