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Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'
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common name: Wandering Jew
synonyms: Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart', Setcreasea purpurea, Setcreasea pallida
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
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.
Tender but will survive short periods of light frost. Any reasonable soil in full sun or part shade. Quite drought tolerant once established.
Houseplant, also can be used for bedding and borders in mild locations.