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How to grow and care for purple hearts

Written by Maggie

Apr 01 2021

How to grow and care for purple hearts

Purple Heart is a herbaceous plant with Purple leaves that give us a unique visual experience. It is often used for greening in flower beds and nurseries. So how to grow and care for Purple Heart? First is to understand the growth requirements of Purple Heart. The following are details of growing purple hearts care.

1. Environment care for growing purple hearts

Purple Heart Plant prefers a warm, moist, semi-shady environment. However, Purple heart is not cold resistant and should not be exposed to sunlight. When we grow and care for purple hearts, the suitable growth temperature is 18℃ to 30℃.

2. Soil care for growing purple hearts

Purple Heart prefers rich, moist soil. When we grow and care for purple hearts, make a mixture of 5 parts Garden soil, 3 parts leaf rot soil, 1 part decomposable organic manure, and 1 part river sand.

3. Lighting care for growing purple hearts

Purple Heart is not exposed to direct sunlight. When we grow and care for purple hearts, it should be maintained in a semi-shady place or shaded 70% of the time. If it is placed in the indoor maintenance, try to put it in a bright place, and every one or two months to move to the outdoor half shade or shade maintenance for a month, in order to allow the accumulation of nutrients

4. Fertilization care for growing purple hearts

Purple Heart plant is fond of flowers and plants with fertilizer, but is afraid of indiscriminate fertilization, concentrated fertilizer and partial application of N, P and K. Purple Heart is required to follow the principle of "Frequent application of light fertilizer, few times, and complete nutrition".

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5. Summer care for growing purple hearts

When we grow and care for purple hearts in summer, it requires enhanced air convection to allow internal temperature to escape; In addition it is to be placed in the half shade, or give it shade 50%; Spray Purple Heart 2 to 3 times a day to keep the environment moist.

6. Winter care for growing purple hearts

When we grow and care for purple heart plants in winter, it is recommended to move the Purple Heart indoors in a well-lit place for maintenance. If it is to be maintained outdoors, it is recommended to wrap it in a film for winter, but every two days it is necessary to open the film at high noon temperature to allow it to breathe.

7. Purple hearts propagation

Take 4 in (10 cm) stem tip cuttings in spring or early summer. They'll root easily in a moist potting mix.

care for purple hearts