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Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor, Rhoeo Variegated - Plant

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In most areas, Rhoeo is considered an annual, though, in fact, it is a tender perennial.

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Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)

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Description for Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor, Rhoeo Variegated

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 seed are produced all year. Probably, the boat-shaped bracts with a small white flower in the middle look like an eye.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Moses in the Cradle, Oysterplant, Boatlily, Moses-in-a-boat White with blue blush Seasonal bloomer 0.50 to 1 feet 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 degrees F (-6 degrees C) before they are killed off. Keep in mind that this is the temperature that will kill them.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Well-drained soil Medium 20 degrees C to 30 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor

  • Water the tricolor rhoeo once per week.
  • Water slowly and deeply down through the roots.
  • In the first growing season, it is especially important to maintain a consistent watering schedule to ensure a strong, healthy root system.
  • During the warm months, let the topsoil dry out between waterings, but not the bottom soil.

Typical uses of Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor

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

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=279283&isprofile=0&
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Moses%20in%20the%20Cradle.html

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