Purple Heart ( Tradescantia Pallida, Purple Queen, Purple Secretia )- Plant


Purple heart (Tradescantia pallida) is aptly named because its iconic purple stems grow beautiful blooms that range from violet to pink.

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Bunches of rich purple, lance-shaped leaves make this a beautiful house plant year-round. Pot it in a small decorative container for an eye-catching table accent.

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1 Tradescantia Pallida, Purple Queen, Purple Secretia – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

With its brilliant purple leaves and vines and its vigorous nature, a purple heart plant will attract the attention of visitors. Purple heart plant, also called purple queen, is a type of spiderwort grown as a perennial ground cover.

The plant produces attractive pink flowers in addition to its bright foliage and grows in partial shade outdoors and bright filtered light indoors.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name spider lily
Maximum Reachable Height Trails to 2 ft
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting And Care

Let the sun shine in. Grow your plant in bright light year-round for good foliage color. It will grow in lower light, but the leaves will be more green than purple. Give it some direct sun, but shade it from noonday sun in summer to avoid scorching its leaves.

Tradescantia Pallida Care

With purple heart plant, propagating cuttings is as simple as sticking them directly in moist garden or potting soil, and keeping them moist until you see signs of new growth.Take cuttings from indoor purple heart plants whenever it is actively growing and from outdoor plants in the spring or summer.

Sunlight Bright light. Some direct sun is fine, but keep your plant shaded from strong summer sun.
Watering Water thoroughly, then allow the top 1 in (2.5 cm) to dry out between waterings.
Soil Peat moss-based potting mix.
Temperature 18 C – 26 C
Fertilizer N-P-K ratio 10-10-10

Tradescantia Pallida Special Feature

Groundcover or edging that provides color and contrast to other plants. Excellent in containers. Downward-trailing stems are ideal for hanging baskets. Rock gardens, borders fronts, wall plantings.

Tradescantia Pallida Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

It contains

Sr Item name
1 Tradescantia Pallida, Purple Queen, Purple Secretia – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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