The Oyster Plant is a great houseplant with green leaves on top purple underneath. The plant is native to central and south America so if you live in a cooler climate you’ll have to keep it as a houseplant but not to worry as their purple glow will add colour to any room.
Also, why are some leaves purple underneath?
Purple leaves are usually caused by a pigment called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin absorbs green and yellow light, causing them to appear deep red or purple to our eye. … The leaves of many tropical understorey plants have purple undersides.
People also ask, how do you take care of a purple foliage plant?
Keep the soil moist but avoid letting the roots stand in soggy soil. Avoid wetting the foliage, as the hairy leaves can trap moisture and begin to rot. Fertilize every two weeks from spring through fall as part of velvet plant care. Fertilize monthly during winter.
Are purple Hearts indoor plants?
Often grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 to 11 as a groundcover, purple heart (Setcresea or Tradescantia pallida) has become even more popular as a houseplant. Since cuttings root quickly, it’s easy to “award” this purple heart plant as an indoor gift to all your friends.
Symptoms: Yellowing between the leaf veins, sometimes with reddish brown tints and early leaf fall. Magnesium deficiency is common in tomatoes, apples, grape vines, raspberries, roses and rhododendrons.
Treatment. Correction and prevention of phosphorus deficiency typically involves increasing the levels of available phosphorus into the soil. Planters introduce more phosphorus into the soil with bone meal, rock phosphate, manure, and phosphate-fertilizers.
Silver Squill (Ledebouria socialis) – A cute little houseplant with green leaves and a purple underside. The tops of the leaves are silver polka dotted, and the stems are purple too. Give it plenty of light, and it will flower in the spring.