What's in the Box
|Plant||Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart'|
|Pot||Nursery Pot of 6"|
|Soil||Special Soil Mix to retain Moisture & Slow Release Fertilizer|
Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart' is a tender perennial commonly used as a houseplant or an annual. Featuring trailing purple stems with violet-purple leaves and pink flowers. To plant outdoors find a location with full sun to partial shade and well-drained high organic matter soil that stays evenly moist. Full sun will produce the best color development. Plants placed in a shady location will tend to have a more greenish tint. Each flower only lasts one day. It has been recently grown outdoors as a decorative ground cover or bedding plant. It has a tendency to become invasive in beds and survives longer than most bedding plants.
It works well in borders, rock gardens, or as an edging plant, use in containers or hanging baskets. Pinch back to encourage bushiness. Desired for its colorful and distinguishing purple foliage, stems and fast growth. It is also commonly grown indoors in a hanging basket or in interiorscapes as a groundcover.
Phonetic Spelling: trad-es-KAN-tee-uh PAL-lid-duh