wandering jew

wandering jew, common name for several creeping plants of the genus Tradescantia (including Zebrina ) in the spiderwort family. T. pendula is most commonly cultivated in window boxes and hanging pots. Wandering jew is classified in the division Magnoliophyta , class Liliopsida, order Commelinales, family Commelinaceae.

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