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Tradescantia pallida Purple Heart - Purple Wandering Jew

Tradescantia pallida Purple Heart just looks like it should be tender. The Purple Wandering Jew is really a tough plant, capable of withstanding heat, drought, and a surprisingly cold Winter. Tradescantia pallida Purple Heart tends to break off if it is in a traffic area, and a few passes by the dogs will finish off all connection of the foliage to the ground. But plant the Purple Wandering Jew in a quiet section of the yard in sun or shade and the stems can grow up to 4 feet long in a season. The broken pieces are easy to start in a fresh pot of potting mix. The Tradescantia pallida Purple Heart foliage is hardy through the twenties, the roots significantly colder.

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Tradescantia pallida Purple Heart, Purple Wandering Jew