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Tradescantia Purple Heart

Tradescantia Purple Heart

Regular price $9.00 CAD
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Tradescantia Purple Heart is also known as Purple Queen, Purple Heart Plant or Wandering Jew. 

This plant is native to Mexico and Central America.
It is a popular ornamental plant due to its striking purple foliage and ease of care.

Care instructions for Tradescantia Purple Heart:

- Light: These plants prefer bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it's best to place them in a spot with filtered or diffused light.
- Water: Tradescantia Purple Heart likes to be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water them when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Do not let them sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.
- Humidity: These plants prefer moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant, misting it regularly, or using a humidifier.
- Fertilizer: Feed your Tradescantia Purple Heart every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the package for application rates.
- Pruning: Tradescantia Purple Heart may need occasional pruning to remove dead or yellowing leaves. You can also pinch back the tips of the plant to encourage bushier growth.
- Repotting: These plants do not need to be repotted often, but if they outgrow their container or the soil becomes depleted, it's time to repot. Choose a pot that is one size larger and use a well-draining potting mix.

Troubleshooting tips:

- Brown or crispy leaves: This could be a sign of underwatering or low humidity. Make sure you're watering your plant regularly and increasing humidity levels if necessary.
- Yellowing leaves: This could be a sign of overwatering or root rot. Make sure you're not letting your plant sit in standing water and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
- Pests: Tradescantia Purple Heart can be susceptible to spider mites and mealybugs. Regularly inspect your plant and treat any pests with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Overall, Tradescantia Purple Heart is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that can add a pop of color to any room. So go ahead and add some purple to your life!


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