Setcreasea are trailing half hardy perennials.
They carry attractive green or purple foliage. Plants bloom from spring to autumn.
The flowers have three petals, and are usually purple or white.
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It is best to grow Setcreasea from cuttings. If you plan to grow from seed then it is best to start off outdoors. Sow the seed in the autumn using fresh seed, lightly cover once sown.
The plants should be grown about 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 inches) apart, and planted in a sunny area of the garden that has a dry course soil.
Although not recommended, It is possible to start off indoors, it will take about a month and a half for Setcreasea to germinate at 20 degrees centigrade (68°F). Transplant the seedlings outdoor in mid-spring.
It is easy to look after Setcreasea plants, they are untidy so cut back sprawling plants. Water occasionally, once the soil has become bone dry.
If you require more plants then it is best to propagate them from cuttings.
The Setcreasea genus, also commonly known as Tradescantia, consists of a few species.
Yes, Setcreasea is popular for its colorful foliage and low-maintenance needs, making it an attractive addition to gardens and landscapes.
The most commonly grown species is Setcreasea pallida, also known as Purple Heart or Purple Queen.
Setcreasea plants are not typically known for their fragrance but for their vibrant and attractive foliage.
Setcreasea prefers a sunny to partially shaded location with well-drained soil. They are great for containers or as ground cover.
At the moment, Setcreasea is not officially listed as invasive in the USA. Always refer to local guidelines for the most accurate information.
To remove Setcreasea, uproot the plants ensuring to remove the entire root system to prevent regrowth.
The Setcreasea genus, often referred to as purple heart or wandering Jew, is a group of perennial plants native to Mexico. They are prized for their striking purple foliage and pink flowers, and are often used as ground cover or in hanging baskets.
To grow Setcreasea, plant cuttings in the spring in a location with full sun to partial shade. They prefer well-drained soil and require moderate to high watering. Although they are somewhat drought-tolerant, they perform best with regular watering and occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer.