This purple plant, with its striping and light green undertones goes by the botanical name of "Tradescantia fluminensis", and it is also known as a "Wandering Dude" or "Wandering Jew".
Beloved as an Annual, many are surprised to learn that it can flourish as a houseplant year-long as well!
- Keep in bright, indirect light in order for the leaves to keep their soft pink colouration
- During spring/summer months, water regularly and do not allow the soil to dry out entirely - keep the soil moist, but not wet.
- During cooler months, allow it to dry out slightly before watering again. If the plant is getting "leggy" (too many stems, and not enough leaves), it's time to prune: trim/pinch back at the leaf nodes to encourage new growth