Rhoeo discolor Tricolor, Tradescantia spathacea, Moses in the cradle

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SKU: WG751
4 in stock
 

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Container Size
3" (2.6x3.5")
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Details

Height:
6-12in
Height on Delivery:
2-4in
Spread:
12-20in
Zone:
9-11
Growth Habit:
spreading
Flower:
tri-petaled, white
Foliage:
blade-like, multi-colored
Light:
bright, indirect light
Bloom Time:
January - December
Care:

Be sure not to water into the crown of the plant, but keep consistently moist and in well-draining soil. Increasing light helps with flowering.

Description:

You cannot help but fall in love with this plant. Rhoeo discolor Tricolor has blades of elongated foliage in attractive shades of cream, purplish-pink, and green. Undersides of leaves are darker purple, adding great visual interest to this easy-growing plant. This plant’s alternate name, Moses in the Cradle, comes from the way its flowers form within bracts at the bases of the leaves. These bracts are specialized structures, ideal for holding tight to this plant’s tiny flowers. At bloom time, small clusters of delicate, tri-petaled white flowers appear within the protective borders of the bracts. The flowers look like sweet babies, cradled in small boats. The flowers are also reminiscent of tiny pearls within an oyster shell—hence another alternate name, Oyster Plant. This charming plant helps with spreading a smile on all who see it.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.