We absolutely love the whole shape and fabulous foliage on this purple houseplant! Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' (Purple Heart) is a species of spiderwort. It is native to the Gulf Coast region of eastern Mexico. Also known, Tradescantia pallida is also known as the wandering Dude because it proliferates rapidly and will urban wild any space. If you kill this plant, pack up your plants and buy plastic!
The small leaves have a shiny appearance, the underside of a leaf is purple in colour, and new leaves appear a stunning deep purple at first. It looks beautiful in a hanging basket or container hanging over the sides.
If you decide to give this exciting houseplant as a gift, we can include a free, handwritten card - just specify your message at the basket stage of delivery, and we'll do the rest! We won't give the game away with paperwork or prices either, so it'll be a wonderful surprise!
Tradescantia Nanouk care
Tradescantia is easy to care for, suitable for beginners.
How should I water this houseplant?
Water when the top few inches of soil feel dry to the touch, soak through and leave until dry again. Be careful to ensure that the plant isn't left sitting in water as it won't like that!
Should I feed Tradescantia Nanouk?
Yes, you can water once a month during spring and summer; try our vegan, organic plant food.
Is this plant toxic to pets?
Yes, this could cause problems if a pet nibbled it.
What size is this houseplant?
For some great advice on general houseplant care, why not have a look at the video we've made for you?
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot.