Tradescantia pallida


Tradescantia pallida is a trailing perrenial plant unique for it's purple coloration and pink blossoms. Also known as the 'Purple heart' for the resemblance the blossoms show to the shape of hearts. The tradescantia can grow up to 18" long/tall and easily propagatable by stem cuttings.




The purple heart prefers a mix of direct to indirect sun. Ensure it receives at least 2-3 hours of direct sun to maintain the purple coloration and avoid leggy growth.


Water the tradescantia sparingly in winter months. During the grow season, water soil thoroughly, allowing it to dry completely in between waterings.

Tula's Tip

The tradescantia is a fast growing perennial if provided ideal growth conditions. It can also be easily propagated by cuttings. Fertilize: Fertilize once every two weeks during the active growing season. This is limited to spring and summer in temperate climates.


Approx. 6-8" long x 5-6" at the widest point of nursery pot. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.



Delivery Method

NYC delivery and pickup only.