Tradescantia pallida “Purple Heart”
Purple Heart (15cm)

(Fast growing)

PLU 3488

Picture(s) shown is only a representation of a mature plant and not the actual plant. Small juvenile plants often look different from a grown specimen.

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Tradescantia pallida, also known as purple queen, purple heart, or purple secretia, is a fast-growing evergreen perennial native to Mexico. It produces dark purple foliage and can be grown as a groundcover, bedding plant, or houseplant. The plant belongs to the spiderwort family and is similar to other species in the Tradescantia genus. The cultivar T. pallida 'Purpurea' is a popular ornamental plant with outstanding colours.

Growth Spread 90 cm
Growth Height 30 cm
See the source imageWater Requirements Keep their soil moist but not soggy.
Frost Sensitive yes
Flowering Period Summer - but not grown for flowers. 
Light Requirements Bright indirect light to light shade 
 Soil Requirements Well-drained compost rich soil.

Additional information


Small (9cm), Medium (15/17cm), Large (19/23cm)

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