Rhoeo Plant with pot
|2||4 inch Pot (Black)|
Rhoeo spathacea is the synonym of Tradescantia spathacea. Moses in the Cradle is a rather succulent herb with a dense cluster of sturdy sword-shaped leaves arising from a trunklike stem. The leaves are a dark teal-tinged forest green on top and vivid violet underneath.The small white three-petaled flowers are hidden in boat-shaped purple bracts nestled in the leaf axils. Flowers and seeds are produced all year. Probably, the boat-shaped bracts with a small white flower in the middle look like an eye.
|Plant Height||9 inch|
|Plant Spread||4 inch|
|Common Name||Moses in the Cradle, Oysterplant, Boatlily, Moses-in-a-boat|
|Maximum Reachable Height||0.50 to 1 feet|
|Bloom Time||Not defined|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Rhoeo Plant Care
Rhoeo spathacea can be propagated by seeds, cuttings, or division. In most areas, Rhoeo is considered an annual, though, in fact, it is a tender perennial. This means that it can only tolerate temperatures down to about -6 degrees Celsius before they are killed off. Keep in mind that this is the temperature that will kill them. Overwatering should be prevented when only when the soil feels dry to touch.
Proper drainage facilities should be provided to the plant otherwise the roots rot.
|Sunlight||Full sun to part shade|
|Temperature||20 degrees C to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Rhoeo Plant Special Feature
As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Outdoors, forms an excellent ground cover.
Rhoeo Plant Uses
- The plant proved to be an excellent ground cover and a perfect hanging basket plant