Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata, Tradescantia Spathacea Vittata - Plant
Description for Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata, Tradescantia Spathacea Vittata
Tradescantia spathacea, commonly called Moses-in-a-basket or oyster plant, is a clump-forming evergreen perennial that is native to southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Moses-in-a-basket,oyster plant,boat lily or Moses-in-a-cradle plant.||White with blue blush||Seasonal bloomer||0.50 to 1.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Rhoeos are normally grown due to the fact that they are very drought tolerant. As a matter of fact, this plant will develop some serious issues with root rot and foliage diseases if the plant is kept too wet or watered too often
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||20 F. (-6 C.)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata
- First, is the Rhoeo located in an area that has excellent drainage? If not, move the plant to a drier location immediately. In the process of moving the plant, while the plant is out of the ground, check the roots for root rot damage.
Typical uses of Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata
Special features: As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Outdoors, it forms an excellent ground cover. Rock gardens. Borders.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: fever, cough and bronchitis