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Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta - Plant

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Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing ground cover in the garden.
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Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta Plant
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

Depending on where you live, you may call this plant moses-in-the-cradle, moses-in-a-basket, boat lily and oyster plant. Whatever you call it, Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing ground cover in the garden.

Rhoeo is a short-stemmed tender foliage plant which makes attractive small, dense, spreading clumps. In the axils of the leaves, they produce small white flowers.

Temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above this will cause damage to the plant, but will not kill it.

Rhoeos also enjoy partial shade to full shade. Rhoeos are normally grown due to the fact that they are very drought tolerant.

This is a plant where it will be happier if you err on the side of dry and water this plant less. If you live in an area that normally gets large amounts of rain, your Rhoeo may not grow well in your garden no matter what you do. If this is the case and you still wish to enjoy the beauty of Rhoeos, you can either plant them in a container or you can try planting them under trees. Trees tend to suck up much of the water under their canopies and provide shade, both conditions will make your Rhoeo happy.

Common name(s): Moses-in-a-basket,Tradescantia spathacea, the boatlily,moses-in-the-cradle, boat lily and oyster plant
Flower colours: White with blue blush
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Max reachable height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

In most areas, Rhoeo is considered an annual, though in fact, it is a tender perennial. Rhoeo is hardy only in USDA plant hardiness zones 9-11. This means that it can only tolerate temperatures down to about 20 F. (-6 C.) before they are killed off. Keep in mind that this is the temperature that will kill them.

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: medium
Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta

  • If you live in an area that normally gets large amounts of rain, your Rhoeo may not grow well in your garden no matter what you do.
  • If this is the case and you still wish to enjoy the beauty of Rhoeos, you can either plant them in a container or you can try planting them under trees.

Typical uses of Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta

Special features: As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Outdoors, it forms an excellent ground cover. Rock gardens. Borders.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: fever, cough and bronchitis

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=279283&isprofile=0&
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/rhoeo/growing-rhoeo-plants-in-the-garden.htm

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5 / 5 Manav Harsh Singla 30 June 2018
What are other names of this plant?
4 / 5 Dhiraj Gome 29 June 2018
Got in good condition, found no problem, happy :)
4 / 5 Aarti Khadilkar 26 June 2018
Ideal plant for green gift
5 / 5 Pipitoli Sumi 22 June 2018
Excellent proctus collection
4 / 5 Pawan Nagpal 16 June 2018
Thank you Nurserylive for such nice live plants collection

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