4.8 out of 5 (70 experiences)
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This is a great plant for hanging or climbing. If you give it more shade or it gets root bound it will turn green. It grows quickly so keep an eye on the roots. If it gets rooted just give it a large…
Like any tradescantia these are basically gonna thrive the minute you keep them hydrated and in partial sun. I started this monster of a plant in May from a cutting (with one tiny sad stem) and since…
Pretty low maintenance plant, as I think most are in this family. I’ve personally had a hard time keeping its purple coloring- despite it getting pretty bright light. It seems happy enough nonetheles…
This plant is a SURVIVOR in my house hold. The amount of times I have thought I had killed to plant, or my cats had... it always comes back! I finally moved into a place where it will not be burnt to…
Not the prettiest but adds a pop of color to the green succulents! It also has been such a fighter I left town for about a month and came back and it was as alive as ever:) not much maintenance requi…
Honestly, this is one of the easiest plants I’ve ever had. I received a cutting from a friend and two weeks later there was roots all over and new growth. It’s a beautiful color as well.
This was a cutting from the state capitol. Dies back in the winter, so I brought it in the house and it is doing fantastic. My daughter broke a piece off and this is the broken piece.
didnt realise this until today but purple hearts can even flower! they’re the ideal plant for over wateres and generally a great survivor under any conditions! my fave plant
Grew her from a cutting. She is low maintenance and can survive missing some waterings. But, she really thrives when she is watered regularly.
I should name her survivor! I dropped her and broken almost every piece of it off. She’s coming back with a vengeance. You go girl!
How to care for Purple Heart
Purple Heart needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Purple Heart may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Purple Heart after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.