Plant Care Variegated Purple Heart

Variegated Purple Heart

Taxonomy

Tradescantia pallida 'Variegata'
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

How to care for Variegated Purple Heart

Water

How often to water your Variegated Purple Heart

Water needs for Variegated Purple Heart
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Purple Heart needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Variegated Purple Heart in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Variegated Purple Heart in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Variegated Purple Heart in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Variegated Purple Heart in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.7% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 24.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Variegated Purple Heart in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Variegated Purple Heart

Nutrient needs for plant Variegated Purple Heart in Memphis, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Variegated Purple Heart

Variegated Purple Heart

Variegated Purple Heart


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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