In most areas, Rhoeo is considered an annual, though, in fact, it is a tender perennial which will increase the beauty of your home or garden.
||Rhoeo Plant, Rhoeo discolor (Tricolor, Variegated) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic 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 seed are produced all year. Probably, the boat-shaped bracts with a small white flower in the middle look like an eye.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Moses in the Cradle, Oysterplant, Boatlily, Moses-in-a-boat
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 1 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Proper drainage facilities should be provided to the plant otherwise the roots rot.
It need well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
It grows best in full-to-partial sunlight, though it also flourishes under bright interior lights.
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 degree 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.
||Full sun to part shade
||20 degrees C to 30 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Rhoeo Plant special feature
As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Outdoors, it forms an excellent ground cover.
Rhoeo Plant uses
- The plant proved to be the excellent ground cover and a perfect hanging basket plant