How to Make Wandering Jew Bushy and Bigger | 5 Essential Tips
05.01.2024 - 11:47
/ Ralph Astley
Want your Wandering Jew to be the bushiest and boldest on the block? No problemo! Making it bushy is as easy as baking a pie as long as you know what to do and how to do it! And we are here to help you out!
Instead of just pinching or cutting the tips, selectively prune individual stems. Identify the leggiest or longest stems and prune them back more aggressively. This allows you to maintain a more compact overall shape while encouraging denser growth.
Avoid too large or too small pot – finding a balance is the key and to ensure you pick the right one – go for a container that’s about one size bigger than the root ball of the plant.
For small plants, a 6-8-inch container is a good choice to start. Examine the roots annually. If they are circling the bottom or poking through drainage holes, it’s time to repot.
While changing the container, do not opt for a size more than one than the last pot. This incremental increase encourages growth without overwhelming the plant with too much space.
You need to give your Wandering Jew some sunshine, but not too much. They love a bit of morning sun or gentle light throughout the day. Here’s what you can do:
A spot where the plant gets 2-4 hours of direct morning sunlight and indirect bright light, for the rest of the day.
When you are done pruning the plant, don’t throw away the cuttings! Use them to your advantage by propagating them in the same pot!
What this will do is, it will create more plants in the same pot, making them all appear as one – creating an effect of a very bushy specimen!
Treat your Wandering Jew to a snack every 3-4 weeks in the growing season – dilute the balanced liquid fertilizer to 1/4 of its strength and feed the plant.
You can also add one banana peel (Chop it fine