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?

    You can propagate Rhoeo plants from seeds but it's easier to use stem cuttings or divisions. 1.At the time of repotting simply remove the babies or plantlets around the perimeter of the parent plant.2.Each plantlet should have its own roots.3.Transplant into a pot having a 5-inch upper diameter with drainage hole.4.Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch.5.Apply any organic fertilizer once a month.

    What is Rhoeo flower?

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

    Is Rhoeo plant poisonous?

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

    How to grow Rhoeo?

    Rhoeo plant is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant.  1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(February-June). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    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.

    Is Rhoeo indoor plant?

    No it is not indoor plant but can be grown on Balcony, window sills where they can get 4-6 hrs of direct sunlight a day.

    Can you split Rhoeo?

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


    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    I am satisfied with the plants.

    Vikas Moghe

    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    Nurserylive have adorned my garden, really beautiful!! I

    Samya Kapoor

    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

    Tuesday, 25 February 2020

    Attractive plants for pot culture


    Tuesday, 18 February 2020

    Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.

    Karthick Raja

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Perfectly shipped with care... Live plant is healthy...

    Rajiv Kumar

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Perfectly shipped with care... Live plant is healthy...

    vineet vaze

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Very nice plant to have.

    Nandini Sud

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    Nurserylive have adorned my garden, really beautiful!! I

    tejasri anusha

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.

    Nitin Mulik

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Looking Good ....survived!!!!!!

    Dhiraj Gome

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display

    Alka Devi

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Can this grown in hot places.

    Swarnika Raghu

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    Plant reached in excellent condition along with promised pot

    Shiva Ranjani Reddy

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

    Monika Vashishtha

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    Dheeraj Yadav

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    is the pot and soil included?

    Akansha Nikhra

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more


    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!

    Ankit Gupta

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

    Syama Prasad

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Really nice and I have never seen anything like this before ...

    alaknanda kumar

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Does it comes with soil?

    Deepa Raj

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient

    Ranjana Rai

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

    Rohini Reddy

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018

    Good plants?. every one should buy it.

    Monika Koul

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018

    Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.


    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Absolutely superb in every way


    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?

    Arshad Khan

    Monday, 18 June 2018

    A happy customer ?? But like could the rate be a bit reasonably else all good ... thanks


    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Came with good package. Nice thick stem and with wet coco peat but nothing came out of the pack. Got a healthy plant

    sneh joshi

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    What a great experience from start to finish.

    Arshad Khan

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    I have been growing exotic plants for 50 years

    Priya Suchak

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    I Bought this product and received quickly .Quality wise awesome

    Santhosh Santy

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    Online Plants sell the Super Model of plants!

    Gayathri manickam

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    This is one of my favorite plants.

    Kapil Boro

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    VM M Farish

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    I m really impressed with this plant properties.

    Pawan Nagpal

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Ideal plant for green gift

    Arshad Khan

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it

    Anitha Ramesh

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.

    Salish kumaR

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

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

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Sunday, 10 June 2018

    I have it on my table with a Lucky Bamboo and looks great!


    Sunday, 10 June 2018

    Thank you so much... gifted to someone special and he likes it a lot

    K D

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

    Nitin Mulik

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Does the plant need regular trimming?

    parul gaba

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Received in good condition. Liked them very much!

    Anuj Yadav

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

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