Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. atropurpureum
Purple Perfection Plant Features
Purple perfection is a unique houseplant that has shiny purple-green leaves that look like they've been lacquered. It's also variegated with streaks of cream, green, and pink, making it one of the more colorful houseplants around. Purple perfection is an upright-growing variety; when it's young, grow it in windowsills or on tabletops (or to add color to your desk at work; purple perfection is a fantastic office plant!). As the plant gets bigger, grow purple perfection as a floor plant in bright spots in your home to add color and texture to blank walls and empty spaces.
Outdoors, purple perfection is a fantastic annual for partially shaded spots in the landscape, where it adds color and life to garden borders and is an excellent accent for variegated hostas, New Guinea impatiens, begonias, and other shade-garden favorites.
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Purple Perfection Growing Instructions
As an indoor plant, purple perfection prefers medium to bright light. It can take some direct sun and the leaves usually show darker, richer purple coloring with the more light it gets. Water when the potting mix starts to dry. If purple perfection wilts, don't worry --- give it a good shot of water and it should recover pretty quickly.
Outdoors, purple perfection does best is moist, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter, such as compost. It can take some direct sun, especially in the morning hours, in the North.
Purple perfection is not meant for human or animal consumption.
Note: In frost-free, tropical climates, purple perfection can be grown as a perennial.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Medium light
Outside: Part sun
Medium water needs
Complement your Purple Perfection with these varieties:
Ardisia and purple perfection grow beautifully together. They have similar textures that make a great indoor arrangement.
Brown spiderwort's intriguing bronze foliage is a charming accent to purple perfection.
False aralia had a soft, delicate texture that plays off purple perfection in a delightful way.