Rhoeo or Moses-in-the-cradle, Tradescantia spathacea


Size – Medium; Pot – 175mm; Height – 30cm


<Tradescantia spathacea, the boatlily or Moses-in-the-cradle, widely cultivated as an ornamental. It has fleshy rhizomes and rosettes of waxy lance-shaped leaves. Leaves are dark to metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath. These will reach up to 0.30 m (1 ft) long by 76 mm (3 in) wide. They are very attractive foliage plants that will reach 0.30 m (1 ft) tall. They are hardy and are also grown as ornamental houseplants.

Ornmental houseplant cultivar of Tradescantia spathacea grows the compound inflorescence inside bracts which lends the name “boat lily”>

Conditions:  Full sun to partial shade

Planting ideas and uses:  hedge for garden beds and boarders, tubs and containers



<> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tradescantia_spathacea

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