Tradescantia pallida, often known as purple heart, is a perennial native to North America that may be grown in full sun to light shade and in a variety of soils. Frost may destroy the tops of trees in north Florida, but they quickly rebound in the spring. Plants should be separated by 12 inches. Plants will need initial watering until they are established, after which they will only require watering during extended periods of drought.

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Propagation is accomplished via the use of stem cuttings, which root easily. This spreading, evergreen ground cover produces deep purple leaves and stems when grown in full sun. It also looks lovely in a hanging container and cascades over retaining walls. Purple heart blooms from the stem tips with small, light pink flowers that last just one morning. There are no major pests or diseases to be worried about, although mites and eating insects may sometimes create problems.

Growth Requirements:

* Tradescantia pallida requires a lot of strong, indirect light to maintain its dark purple colour. Some direct sunshine is OK, but protect yourself from the hot afternoon heat. The leaves will become green under low-light conditions. Long gaps between the leaves indicate that your purple heart needs more sunshine.

* A excellent spot is immediately in front of an east-facing window or a few feet away from a south or west-facing window.

* Grows best in temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F, but may tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F in the winter. Draughts from doors and windows, as well as cooling and heating vents, should be avoided.

* It likes high humidity, although this is not necessary. Purple hearts flourish in a normal household environment. Dry air may produce brown leaf tips.

Purple heart plant cuttings may be propagated by immediately placing them in damp garden or potting soil and keeping them moist until you see signs of new growth.

Indoor purple heart plants may be pruned at any time while they are actively growing, while outdoor plants can be pruned in the spring or summer. Visitors will be attracted to a purple heart plant by its lovely purple leaves and tendrils, as well as its strong nature. Purple heart plant, sometimes known as purple queen, is a kind of spiderwort used as a ground cover as a perennial. The plant produces lovely pink flowers in addition to its bright foliage and thrives in mild shade outdoors and strong filtered light indoors.