Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lovely Cast Iron Planter Lady with Wandering Jew

I put five or six rooted Wandering Jew plants in the planter. We bought the little statue at a thrift store in downtown Valdese. She could have been repainted, but I like that old, worn look.

Wandering Jew is one of the easier type of plants to grow. This plant is unique. When given minimal sustenance it will spread out and grow. Cutting out its roots and planting in other soil will make it regenerate itself and start to grow. Wandering Jew plant adapts easily to various enviroments and conditions. It is difficult to control its growth because it spreads rapidly. It has oval shining leaves and produces three petalled flowers. Since it tends to vine it is used in hanging baskets and in areas where it can trail down. Wandering Jew plant produces flower in a range of colors from purple, pink to white which are usually blooming in spring and summer. It prefers moist soil and higher humidity level.

Taking care of Wandering Jew plant is very easy and is recommended for beginners. By pruning the ends it will result in having a more fully and bushy plant. Cuttings can be put in water to make roots and by this way you can make many new little plants. Fertalizing can be done once a month by using a water soluble fertilizer. Wandering Jew is native to South America. There are many varieties of these plants.This plant is really hard to kill. Wandering Jew plant is very pretty and also simple to grow and doesn’t require a lot of care.

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