Tradescantia pallida - Purple Heart

  • $33.98

This beautiful purple Tradescantia will steal your heart! Easy to care for and produces pink flowers when in bloom.

Tradescantia pallida                     


Common Names: Purple Heart

Family: Commelinaceae

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 

Propagation: Cuttings

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.

Toxicity: Safe.