Tradescantia pallida - Purple Heart
This beautiful purple Tradescantia will steal your heart! Easy to care for and produces pink flowers when in bloom.
Common Names: Purple Heart
Origin: Central America to Southern Mexico
Growth: Trailing vine
Light: Bright, filtered
Foot Candles: 100 - 200
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 13°C - 35°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Hanging basket, pot, self-watering planter, living wall
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Interiorscape Use: Filler plant, trailer, living walls, low-maintenance
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves will crisp with too much light. Plant may lose vibrant colour with insufficient light.
Comments: One of the easiest plants to propagate. Typically grown for the foliage but can still flower indoors with small, bright purple flowers.