Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor, Rhoeo Variegated - Plant

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.
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1Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor, Rhoeo Variegated - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Moses in the Cradle, Oysterplant, Boatlily, Moses-in-a-boat
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 1 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Not defined
Difficulty Level 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 Spathacea Tricolor 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.

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

    Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor special feature

    As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Outdoors, it forms an excellent ground cover.

    Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolor uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant proved to be the excellent ground cover and a perfect hanging basket plant

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How tall do Rhoeo grow?

    Rhoeo plant can grow 0.5 to 1 feet.

    How to propagate Rhoeo plant?

    Use side shoots as cuttings or bushy plant can be divided and potted in new pots in spring to summer. Use a well drained soil for potting.

    What is Rhoeo flower?

    It has small white flowers in boat shaped purple bracts located in the leaf axils.

    Is Rhoeo plant poisonous?

    If consumed it may cause lip, mouth, throat irritation and stomach pain. Considered as poisonous.

    How to grow Rhoeo?

    Grow Rhoeo plant at a location receiving direct sunlight (3-6 hrs a day) and can grow in indirect bright light or shade for the rest of the day. The soil should be moist and never allow to dry out for long. Apply any organic fertilizer from spring to fall.

    What is Rhoeo plant?

    Rhoeo is a popular perennial bright colored garden plant mostly used as border plant. It is also known as Moses-in-the- Cradle or Moses-in-the-Boat. It is one of the best plants to grow in hanging baskets.

    How big do Rhoeo grow?

    Rhoeo plant can spread up to 1-2 feet and can grow 0.5-1 feet tall.

    Is Rhoeo indoor plant?

    No it is not indoor plant but can be grown on Balcony, window sills where they can get 3-6 hrs of direct sunlight a day.

    Can you split Rhoeo?

    Yes, big plants can be divided into individual plants. Use side plants as stem cuttings.


    Sunday, 05 July 2020

    Best plant.. my first online shopping


    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    This plant initially takes time to grow.

    Shyam Krishnan

    Thursday, 05 March 2020

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Iyeswarya Uthirapathy
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