Wandering Jew Aquarium Garden

May 23rd, 2017

I got a cutting of a Wandering Jew plant (Tradescantia Zebrina) with 10 leaves on one stem.

Here is the backside of the leaves.

This is the front side of the leaves.
I like the colors!

Put the cutting in a cup of water.

May 24th, 2017
It took less then 24 hours for new roots to start growing!

May 27th, 2017
A new leaf sprouted on top.

The roots grow longer.
The color of the leaves that were submerged underwater has changed.

June 5th, 2017
Another leaf sprouted on top.

The roots look great and fluffy.

I am setting up a new nursery aquarium in a vase.
It looks nice with this plant growing on top.

June 6th,2017

A new branch sprouted.
Here you can see it.

The submerged underwater leaves get sick.
I use scissors to cut off 4 sick leaves to prevent further rot.

All remaining leaves stay above the water.

July 8th, 2017

New leaves sprouted in the past month.
There is a total of 11 leaves.

I added newborn guppies to this nursery aquarium.
The roots get longer.

I am cutting off the top of the plant with 7 leaves on it.

The new cutting is going in a cup of water to grow roots.
The old plant stays in the old nursery.

July 12th, 2017

Roots grow on the new cutting with the same speed as on the old plant.

Here you can see two growing branches on the old plant.

July 19th, 2017

Leaves sprouted on both new branches.

The roots grow much longer.

August 11th, 2017

The roots of the old plant outgrew this nursery aquarium.

I cut off about half the length of the roots.

September 1st, 2017

The cutting of the Wandering Jew plant grow into two pretty plants over the course of one Summer.

The smaller plant is ready to go to one of my friends.

I want to see how the large plant will grow all year round on top of an aquarium with roots planted in water.
Have fun and happy plants :)

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