Rhoeo Discolor (Boatlily/Moses-in-the-Cradle/Tradescantia Spathacea)
- Plant Care
The Tradescantia spathacea used to have the scientific name Rhoeo spathacea. The Tradescantia spathacea is a popular, eye-catching, compact houseplant that also can be grown outdoors in warm climates. The common name of this Tradescantia type (Moses-in-the-Cradle plant) comes from the pretty boat-shaped bracts that cradle small white flowers.
It has long, lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves with purple undersides, small white or pink flowers and a pleasing rosette form. This plant has a fairly quick growth rate. It also grows well in containers, making it ideal for those with little experience growing houseplants.
- The tradescantia spathacea plant does best with bright, indirect light. It can grow in full sun, but it will need some protection from the harsh afternoon sun.Rhoeo plants are drought-tolerant, so they are happy to be watered infrequently. In fact, overwatering can cause a plant to rot and die.These plants prefer a fairly rich, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH. A sandy loam is perfect, but rocky soil also will do.15 – 30 °CFeeding the plant with a balanced and all-purpose fertilizer once in a month is beneficial.
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