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botanical name:
Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'
Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Wandering Jew
synonyms:  Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart', Setcreasea purpurea, Setcreasea pallida
family:  Commelinaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Bushy sprawling habit. Evergreen foliage of fleshy, rich purple leaves up to 10cm long, sheathing the thick but fragile stems. Pink three-petalled flowers from mid to late summer.

cultivation:
Tender but will survive short periods of light frost. Any reasonable soil in full sun or part shade. Quite drought tolerant once established.

propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Houseplant, also can be used for bedding and borders in mild locations.

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