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Setcreasea pallida 'Kartuz Giant'/Giant Purple Heart Wandering Jew

Setcreasea pallida 'Kartuz Giant' / Setcreasea pallida 'Kartuz Giant'
Very large leaves
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Very large leaves

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Plant growing in a pot

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Scientific Name: Setcreasea pallida 'Kartuz Giant'
Common Name: Giant Purple Heart Wandering Jew
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This selection produces unusually large two inch wide leaves that are much larger than the regular species. In summer small lavender flowers appear on well established plants. Does quite well in containers where the shoots can cascade over the rims of containers. Makes a nice ground cover in warm, frost-free climates. Periodic grooming of plants required to keep them tidy. Fertilize periodically during the growing season to encourage more foliage growth.