Sun: Bright indoor light
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 7a from 0° F to 5° F (-17.8 ° C to -15° C) to Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, seeds
Flower Type: purple
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Tradescantia Pallida
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for " purple heart, purple heart wandering jew"
Tradescantia Pallida needs lots of sunshine! An ideal spot is near a window that gets direct sun for a few hours every day. If you don’t have natural sunlight indoors, consider investing in an LED grow-light to provide enough light for " purple heart, purple heart wandering jew" to stay healthy and vibrant.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 7a from 0° F to 5° F (-17.8 ° C to -15° C).
Tradescantia Pallida is known for its cold hardiness and ability to survive in frigid winter temperatures. This succulent's thick leaves and stems help it retain moisture, aiding it in surviving freezing temperatures. Additionally, the succulent's attractive foliage offers a festive touch to any garden in cold climates. With its ability to survive down to 0°F, " purple heart, purple heart wandering jew" is an excellent choice for areas with frosty winters.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Tradescantia Pallida also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Tradescantia Pallida is by cutting
Growing Tradescantia Pallida from seeds is an easy and economical way to produce more plants. Identify a healthy seed by its plumpness, dark color and slightly sticky texture. Once the potting mix has been pre-mixed with well-draining soil, sow the seeds evenly and press lightly into the surface. To ensure germination, keep the container in bright but indirect light and mist the soil gently with a spray bottle.
The leaves of Tradescantia Pallida contain an array of toxins that can lead to symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea and even death if ingested. It is essential to keep this plant away from both humans and animals.
Pests and Diseases
Tradescantia Pallida can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, and Snout weevil.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Snout weevil: apply the systemic insecticide two or three times a year.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.