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The Tradescantia Pallida purple or the Queen purple secretia plant is a small sized plant that grows up to a height of 30 to 45 centimetres. It belongs to the family Commelinaceae. It is widely grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world for as a low growing succulent perennial herb.
The Tradescantia pallida purple is famously known as the Queen purple plant. It hails from the Commelinaceae family.
The queen purple plant is widely cultivated in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is considered as a native to Mexico.
The plant has an architectural feature so it is used as a house plant. It is also used to cure a wide number of diseases.
The Queen purple plant is fairly easy to grow and to maintain.
The plant should be potted in one size larger container to allow the plant to grow well.
The plant grows well when a temperature range of 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and average room humidity is maintained.
The Queen purple can grow up to a maximum height of 2 feet or 60 centimetres.
The Tradescantia purple plant should be exposed to full sun for perfect growth.
However, the plant should be always protected from strong summer sun and noonday sun to prevent scorching of leaves.
The Queen purple has moderate water requirements.
The plant should be watered thoroughly and proper gaps should be maintained between subsequent watering.
The top 2.5 inches of soil should be always allowed to dry after watering the plant.
Liquid fertiliser diluted with half should be applied to the Queen purple.
The perfect time for the application of fertilisers is one in every month during spring and summer.
The plant improves circulation and has anti inflammatory and antitoxic properties.
The plant is also acknowledged as a cure for sore eyes.
It is widely grown as a house plant as it can purify air and prevent respiratory diseases.