Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ goes by many names. Purple passion plant Purple Queen and moses-in-the-cradle to name a few. Whatever you decide to call it one thing is for sure. It is a show stopper. With rich shades of royal purple and dusty turquoise-gunmetal they make elegant houseplants. They are equally stunning in hanging pots or as groundcovers and can add a lush texture and a tropical atmosphere to any garden.
The leaves of the ‘Purple Heart’ become darker as the foliage grows older and more deep royal purple in bright light so if you want that effect keep it outdoors or in the sunniest spot in your garden. It blooms in small clusters throughout the warm season and the vivid pink flowers are striking.
This plant may look high maintenance but don’t worry. The Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’ is as easy and forgiving as they come.
AKA: Moses in the Basket – T. P. ‘Purpurea’ -? Setcreasea p. ‘Purple Heart’ – Purple Spiderwort – Purple Queen – Wandering Jew