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Bolivian Wandering Dude

Bolivian Wandering Dude

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Description: Bolivian Wandering Dude, scientifically known as Tradescantia zebrina, is a charming and easy-to-grow trailing plant admired for its striking foliage and vigorous growth habit. This plant is characterized by its vibrant purple and silver-striped leaves, which add a pop of color and texture to any indoor or outdoor space. Bolivian Wandering Dude is prized for its resilience and adaptability, making it an ideal choice for beginner plant enthusiasts.

🌿 Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina

🐾 Pet Warning: Bolivian Wandering Dude is considered non-toxic to pets. However, ingestion may still cause mild gastrointestinal discomfort, so it's best to keep it out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Easy. Bolivian Wandering Dude is a low-maintenance plant that thrives with minimal care.

📏 Approximate Size: Bolivian Wandering Dude can reach lengths of up to 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) with proper care.

☀️ Light: Bolivian Wandering Dude prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but excessive exposure may cause leaf burn. Avoid placing it in deep shade, as it may result in leggy growth and loss of coloration.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically once or twice a week. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant's moisture needs.

💦 Humidity: Bolivian Wandering Dude thrives in moderate to high humidity environments. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidifier nearby, or grouping it with other plants.

🌡️ Temperature: Bolivian Wandering Dude prefers temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations.

🌱 Soil: Plant Bolivian Wandering Dude in well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to ensure good drainage and aeration.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Bolivian Wandering Dude with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilizing frequency in the fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Trim back leggy or overgrown stems to encourage bushier growth and maintain the plant's shape. Pinching off spent flowers can also promote continued blooming.

🌱 Propagation: Bolivian Wandering Dude is easy to propagate from stem cuttings. Simply snip a healthy stem with several leaves attached and place it in a container of moist potting mix. Roots will develop within a few weeks, and the cutting can then be potted up as a new plant.

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