Although Tradescantia zebrina has other common names, including Spiderwort and Inch Plant, ‘Wandering Jew‘ seems to be the only one that’s stuck.
Similarly one may ask, why is a Wandering Jew plant called that?
The origin of the name “Wandering Jew” comes from a medieval European folk story about a mythical Jew who mocked Jesus and was condemned to wander the earth until the apocalypse.
In this manner, is Purple Heart plant toxic?
No, purple plant is not deadly poisonous but may cause complications if ingested, especially sap. That is why wash your hands when you come in contact with the sap. Its foliage may also cause skin irritation, so keep it away from the pets to that they may not get any problem.
What does an inch plant look like?
Deriving its adorable common name from the soft, velvety leaves, Baby Bunny Bellies inch plant is has trailing stems. The foliage has attractive purple undersides. It can trail to 12 inches. Burgundy inch plant features rich burgundy-purple leaves variegated with silver stripes along the edges.
Naturally, I wanted to know: is wandering jew plant poisonous to cats? In short, the answer is a resounding YES. The plant has sap within the stems that will bother your cat’s digestive tract. It’s important to note that usually there isn’t a toxic reaction to consuming the leaves.
The “inch” plant name probably comes from a combination of the stem’s ability to grow about an inch every week, and also because only an inch of this plant is needed to propagate itself. Pro Tip – This is truly one of the simplest houseplants to propagate.
The Dumb Cane does flower indoors every once in a while but they can never match the impressive and splendor of the foliage so don’t worry if yours isn’t producing flowers.