Variegated Tradescantia (Setcreasea Pallida)
Did you ever want a little contrast in your home? Do you love houseplants? This plant is a great way to add a little contrast to your home year round.
Setcreasea Pallida Variegated also known as Tradescantia pallida ‘variegata’ has bright pink and purple leaves that are striped.
This Rare Tradescantia Variegated house plant is trending in 2021.
Purple Heart Houseplant
Here is a list of known qualities about this variety of purple heart Tradescantia
- Growth Habit RAPID SPREADING AND TRAILING FOLIAGE PLANT
- Mature Height 12 INCHES
- Cold Hardy UPPER 20’s
- Temperature WARM
- Light SHADE TO SUN
- Container FRIENDLY
- Plants Container 1-2 PLANTS PER CONTAINER
- Fertilizer MODERATE BALANCED FERTILIZER
A close relative to the Tradescantia Pink Nanouk.
More about the Tradescantia Secreasea Pallida Houseplant
Tradescantia ‘Purple Heart’ Variegated is a trailing, tender perennial with purple stems and violet-purple leaves that produces pink flowers in summer.
This plant is mainly grown for its foliage (leaves can reach 7 inches in length); best color is achieved in bright sunlight and a dry, cramped root zone.
Tradescantia Variegated is beautiful and easy to care for as a house plant.
It is excellent as a groundcover or in containers or hanging baskets. It grows 8-12 inches tall and 16 inches wide.
Secreasea Pallida Variegated Care
Care: Provide moist soil in part to full sun.
Pinch to encourage bushy growth.
Cut back flowering stems after blooming.
Water moderately and fertilize monthly during active growth.
Propagation of Tradescantia
Insert 2- to 3-inch-long stem-tip cuttings in soil mix or water and pot up in soil-based mix.
Roots will form in 3-4 weeks.
Also known as Tradescantia pallida ‘Pink Stripe’ (Pink Stripe Spiderwort) is shockingly bright and makes for a great contrasting plant versus the normal green ones.
Plant in light shade or part sun and water regularly to occasionally. The leaf color varies with amount of sun and water with the best color in the brightest light.
Hardy and evergreen in frost free gardens but will freeze back in colder locations.
So bring it indoors because it makes an excellent house plant.
What are your thoughts? Will you ever grow this particular plant?