Purple-heart spiderwort (Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’)
Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’ (Purple-heart spiderwort) is plant with exotic aspect, the coloring and texture are very unique, creating beautiful scenes. Its leaves and stems are purple and its little flowers are pink.
Plant profileCommon name: Purple-heart spiderwort
Scientific name: Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’
Plant type: Perennials
Height: 10cm - 50cm
Spread: 10cm - 50cm
Foliage color: Purple
Flower color: Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Ground Cover, Hanging baskets, Low Maintenance
This is a plant used for those who like to play with color and texture. Excellent for creating masses and borders, it can also be used as ground cover or pots and baskets.
They should be cultivated in full sun or half shade on fertile and moist but well drained soil.
Purple heart can be propagated by seeds, but the easiest way is by cuttings or division.