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NikiWay
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Is it too late for my Zabrina Pendula (Purple Wandering Jew)

I'm not going to lie, we have neglected the poor little guy! He sat in a window all winter, and we didn't really water it much, if at all.
The leaves are crunchy and some fall off

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There's a lot of dead leaves and I was wondering if I should pull them out?
also,
Is there any chance at all to bring this little guy back?

I recently read that it's good to trim the leaves, but we haven't done this and the middle looks as if the plant has pulled itself away.

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Should I trim some of the longer branches?
And if so, how should I trim it?

Thanks for any advice!!!
Niki

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I would pot it up to a lager pot and trim all of the dead leaves and what not off of it.

What do others think?

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thanks for the help!
How much larger of a pot should I go for?
When trimming the dead, do I just cut it off at any part, or do I want to get as close to the dirt as possible?

Thanks!

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Wandering Jew

This is the type of plant that gets very leggy and should be restarted with cuttings in a new pot, If you cant bring yourself to toss it then you should severly cut it back to force new growth. This is a plant thats hard to kill.
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opabinia51 wrote:I would pot it up to a lager pot and trim all of the dead leaves and what not off of it.
I put it in a larger pot, took out the dead parts and gave it a nice drink!

Today, it looks a lot better!

I have some of the branches that fell off sitting in a bowl of water so hopefully they'll grow roots and I can replant them!

Thanks for the advice! If we could score helpfulness I'd give you a 10!!!
Thanks again!

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I actually had a pot of that hanging from a Duranta Repens tree out in the garden. I trained the Duranta to be a standard and it gives great shade to a large portion of my garden. The hanging pot of wandering jew hung from a lower branch, received filtered light and I guess the wind must have blown a few stems to the ground, and they rooted right there where they landed! It really surprised me, so as the parent plant gets leggy, I just cut off the long strands, stick them in a little pot with soil, and they root easily! It's hard to kill.
God Bless!
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I'm suprised they're hard to kill!
It's a good thing we keep it indoors, so it cannot spread through the yard!
:P
We're going to keep it trimmed and happy now!
Thanks for the help!!!
Niki

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Thanks a lot Nikki, and you have had a lot of other advice too, that's great!

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