Plant Care Variegated Purple Heart

Variegated Purple Heart


Tradescantia pallida 'Variegata'

How to care for Variegated Purple Heart


How often to water your Variegated Purple Heart

Water needs for Variegated Purple Heart
0.5 cups
every 7

Variegated Purple Heart needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Variegated Purple Heart

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Purple Heart in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Purple Heart: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variegated 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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How to fertilize Variegated Purple Heart

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Purple Heart: repot after 2X growth

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 Variegated Purple Heart after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Variegated Purple Heart

Variegated Purple Heart

Variegated Purple Heart

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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