Setcreasea purpurea or Purple Heart Plant is trailing perennial producing ascending purple stems. Large, pointed, narrowly oblong leaves, 8-15cm long, are V-shaped in section, and fleshy, hairless, rich violet-purple. In summer, bears bright pink flowers in paired, terminal cymes. Leaves colour best in bright sunlight and when the root zone is slightly dry and cramped.
Keep soil moist. Drought tolerant once established, although best appearance is with regular water.
Sun to Part Shade.
40° to 50°F (4° to 10°C)
Topdressing is carried out in spring and summer with a frequency of 1 time per 4 weeks.