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Rhoeo Plants

The Rhoeo plant also called Tradescantia spathacea scientifically, bears different names such as Moses-in-the-cradle and oyster plant. This plant is nativ. . . Show More >

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The Rhoeo plant also called Tradescantia spathacea scientifically, bears different names such as Moses-in-the-cradle and oyster plant. This plant is native to Mexico and Guatemala but is cultivated worldwide as an ornamental plant.

Moses-in-the-cradle is a succulent with long waxy leaves. The leaves are green on top and purple underneath.
It is such a plant that can be placed both indoors and outdoors. It is usually used as a border in gardens. The plant is resilient and adaptable to any condition.

Rhoeo plants can be placed in full sun or shade according to one's convenience. It doesn't have any pest issues. Hence it is easy to care for. One thing to consider is that the plant cannot tolerate frost. Therefore it is suitable to place it indoors during winter and then place it outdoors during the summers.

The Rhoeo plant is reported to possess antioxidant and anti-cancerous properties and is drunk as a tea in countries like Vietnam. It acts as a decongestant and provides relief from lung problems like bronchitis, whooping cough and dry cough.

The Rhoeo plant also possesses an anti-inflammatory property which is useful for treating nose bleeding. However, people should try it with caution as some people tend to be allergic to it.
Moses-in-the-cradle comes in many variants, some of which are Stripe-me-pink, Vittata Variegata and Gold.

Rhoeo plant varieties have been named after their characteristic colours.
All these varieties are available at Nurserylive. Nurserylive is the go-to place to pamper your inner botanist and nature lover.

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