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Pink Corazon Purple Heart

Setcreasea 'Pink Corazon'

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Pink Corazon Purple Heart (Setcreasea 'Pink Corazon') at Schaefer Greenhouses

Pink Corazon Purple Heart foliage

Pink Corazon Purple Heart foliage

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Height:  14 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  syn. Tradescantia


This trailing perennial is grown for its foliage; attractive plum purple leaves are dramatically striped with vivid rose pink; low maintenance, and excellent for mixed indoor containers and baskets

Features & Attributes

Pink Corazon Purple Heart's attractive pointy leaves remain plum purple in color with prominent rose stripes throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Pink Corazon Purple Heart can be expected to grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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