Setcreasea pallida, or Purple Heart, a native of Mexico, is named for the striking purple color of the plant in full sun. Drought tolerant. A wonderful choice for hot dry conditions. Makes an excellent ground cover and looks stunning when paired with yellow lantana or pink vinca..
Purple Heart Plant: Outdoors : Home & Garden Television This plant is aggressive! My mom put a broken bit in my yard and it has taken over the bed. It is pretty but I have to keep it trimmed back. It fills out the bed nicely. I plan to fill in a bed that nothing really grows and then place potted plants on top as I have found this plants chokes out other plants.
purple heart plant Air Cleaning Plant Height: Trails to 2 ft (60 cm) Light: Bright light. Some direct sun is fine, but keep your plant shaded from strong summer sun. Water: Water thoroughly, then allow the top 1 in (2.5 cm) to dry out between waterings. Humidity: Average room humidity. Temperature: Average to warm room temperatures Soil: Peat moss-based potting mix. Fertilizer: Feed monthly in Spring & Summer