15 February 2011


This post is about purple foliage plants.

The groundcover Tradescentia zebrina (synonym: T. pendula, Zebrina pendula; common name: Wandering Jew; Family: Commelinaceae) at HortPark's Home Garden is one of those striking foliage plants for the shade.

There are also quite a few Calathea shrubs with purplish coloration on the underside of its leaves, such as the C. ornata or C. majestica shown below on the left and an unknown Calathea on the right.

I am still very curious as to why quite a few foliage plants have purplish leaves.