pink and purple variegated purple queen plant pink and purple foliage on the setcreasea variegata
pink and purple variegated purple queen plant pink and purple foliage on the setcreasea variegata

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Variegated Purple Queen Plant

Setcreasea pallida 'variegated'

The striking purple and pink variegated foliage makes this plant a must have for container or patio gardens. *At this time, we cannot guarantee that this plant will be flowering upon arrival*

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The Variegated Purple Queen Plant (Setcreasea pallida) is an annual plant known for its bright purple and pink variegated foliage, although it also produces small pinkish-purple flowers in the summer. It is very easy to grow and is an excellent ground cover in a mixed garden, as long as it is planted in a sunny location. Also popularly used as the "spiller" in a container garden or hanging basket.


Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Mature Height: 8 to 12 Inches
Mature Width: 18 to 24 Inches
Classification: Annual
Sunlight: Full sun, partial shade
Habit: Upright, spreading
Flower Color: Pink-purple
Foliage: Purple; variegated
Soil Condition: Well-draining, moist
Water Requirements: Likes to stay slightly dry
Uses: Mass planting, container plant
Growzone: 8-11 Variegated Purple Queen Plant Hardiness Zone 8-11

How to Care for Variegated Purple Queen Plant

Before you buy a Variegated Purple Heart Plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving!

How Do I Water Variegated Purple Queen Setcreasea Plants?

How Do I Water Variegated Purple Queen Setcreasea Plants?

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. A good way to test this is to stick your finger a few inches down into the soil. If the soil is dry all the way through, it is time to water. If you feel moisture, give it a day or two and test again.

What Type Of Fertilizer Do Variegated Setcreasea pallida Require?

What Type Of Fertilizer Do Variegated Setcreasea pallida Require?

Throughout the growing season, apply a liquid fertilizer, such as Bonide Liquid Plant Food, once a month to promote optimal growth.

What is The Best Soil for Variegated Purple Queen Plant?

What is The Best Soil for Variegated Purple Queen Plant?

When planting a Setcreasea pallida, make sure you are selecting a location that has rich, well-draining soil. A soil test can let you know if you need to include nutrient-rich additives such as compost or topsoil when planting.

How Much Sun Do Purple Queen Variegata Plants Need?

How Much Sun Do Purple Queen Variegata Plants Need?

Purple Queen Setcreasea pallida variegata Plants prefer full sun to part shade for the best and biggest blooms. This means giving the plant 4 to 6 hours of sun a day, at the least.


Frequently Asked questions

Does Purple Queen come back every year?

Do I need to prune my Purple Heart Plant?

Can I propagate Purple Heart Plants?


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