Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta - Plant

Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing ground cover in the garden to make your home elegant and beautiful.
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1Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta

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. Rhoeos also enjoy partial shade to full shade.

Rhoeos are normally grown due to the fact that they are very drought tolerant.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. 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.

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-a-basket, Tradescantia spathacea, the boat lily, Moses-in-the-cradle, boat lily, and oyster plant
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Not defined
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • Overwatering should be prevented water only when the soil feels dry to touch.
  • Proper drainage facilities should be provided to the plant otherwise the roots rot.

    Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta 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
    Watering medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 10 to 15 degrees
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta special feature

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

    Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used as an excellent ground cover, perfect hanging basket plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • Rhoeo spathacea aqueous leaf extracts as a beverage, in terms of its antioxidant activity and antibacterial activity
    • Note: Consume only after consulting doctors

  • 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.



    Reviews

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Air Purifying Indoor Plant.

    Gurdeep Singh

    Friday, 28 February 2020

    Buy this just 2 weeks ago .and its growing very nice

    TONY TOMY

    Friday, 14 February 2020

    Thanks Nurserylive. i could not get this product in my area without you!

    Shiva Ranjani Reddy
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