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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Purple Heart - Tradescantia pallida

Also known as Purple Heart. Its another type of Wandering Jew or Inch plant. I guess there are many varieties of it. Unlike other tradescantia, this one have a deep roots. I had many times dig out those trailing worm size roots out before planting something else. So, the invasive parts are very much come from the roots as they may sprout again.

I also found that they do not like wet soggy soil, seemed to get branch rot when over watered. Also don't do very well in shady areas, as they are sun lovers.
Eventually the whole plant will get leggy and move out from the pot literally with trailing roots.
So, replanting is necessary time to time.

Other than that, the purple leaves do give a very good contrast for the yellow foliage.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pictures James.. I love taking pictures myself of anything & everything, I invite you to stop on in & check out my site if you want.



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