Purple Heart, Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida)

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Common name: Purple Heart, Purple Queen
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Tradescantia
Species pallida

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Dunnellon, FL

Is this plant toxic to dogs?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Sorry, I'm not sure about this aspect.

Dallas, TX

In what kind of conditions were these planted? I have a full-full sun area but want to maximize the deep purple color - were these in any kind of shade?


Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Yes, they seem to do well in semi shade. I never water them! The moisture available in its surroundings is enough. Moving it to semi-shade may help in deepening the colour.

Ray City, GA

I was told that this plant will bring good luck about money . Is this true?

Thank You

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Not heard about that superstition.

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