Tradescantia pallida (Setcreasea pallida)

COMMON NAME

Purple secretia, purple-heart or purple queen

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Commelinaceae

NOTES

A sprawling, evergreen ground cover produces deep purple foliage and stems when grown in full sun. The rather brittle stems, a foot or more high, have a tendency to flop over, creating a trailing effect

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico

NATIVE HABITAT

Understory of disturbed forests, along roadsides, riparian areas and coastal forests

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

edis.ifas.ufl.edu



Setcreasea Pallida