Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea') in the Tradescantias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Leaves and stems are violet purple and will attain best purple coloration when grown in high light.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Help identify this plant? by Stelios369 Sep 14, 2019 4:53 AM 13
What is it? by Tlgrant Aug 13, 2017 7:07 PM 4
Plants that die in your care by Cinta Jan 1, 2017 2:55 PM 40
Common name / cultivar confusion by purpleinopp Oct 1, 2016 2:06 PM 15
Help identify this plant? by KeeshaLoraine Nov 8, 2016 5:03 PM 9
Purple queen wandering jew by dylannolan Aug 11, 2015 4:29 PM 31
Haves and wants by Joy Jul 23, 2015 4:24 PM 6
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