Setcreasea Purpurea

Tradescantia pallida is a tender evergreen perennial native to northeast Mexico (from Tamaulipas to Yucatan) grown as an ornamental for its striking purple foliage



Tradescantias→Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida)

Common names:
Purple Heart
Purple Queen
Purple Heart Tradescantia
Wandering Jew
Purple Secretia


Botanical names:
Tradescantia pallida Accepted
Setcreasea pallida Synonym


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: Trailing, spreading 3 to 4 feet or more
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Dark purple in color.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1″
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots