Wandering Jew (Spiderwort)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Wandering Jew (Spiderwort)
  • Latin Name: Tradescantia fluminensis; Tradescantia zebrina; Zebrina pendula; syn. Setcreasea, esp. Setcreasea pallida
  • Family Name: Commelinaceae
Tradescantia is labelled on some lists as 'mildly toxic' (can cause dermatitis) and on other lists as safe.  As the dermatitis affects humans, we don't feel that there is a significant danger with this plant and so it can be offered to your tortoise, but in moderation and as part of a wider, varied diet.
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