I just picked up this plant, called Tradescantia “Red Hill” at Lowe’s over the weekend. I have not been able to find out much about the plant. From what I have been able to find, it is a flowering plant- I will post another pic when and if it flowers.
It looks like it tolerates a variety of soils, does not like direct sunlight but bright light- I have it about 5 feet away from an eastern window. Sounds like they like to be dried out between waterings and propagate easily from cuttings- I will try this once the plant gets a little larger.
The few things I have read recommend holding off on fertilizing until the plant has gotten over the shock of being moved to a new location. I tend to do that anyway, I like to wait about 6 months before I fertilize any new house plants.
I really liked the look of this plant- the leaves are green and have a slight purple color underneath- very subtle- and the leaves have a fuzzy type of texture to them- and the growth habit is unusual as well- it might be more of a vining look as the plant gets larger. I am looking forward to keeping an eye on it over the coming months.