Tradescantia spathacea growing herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Tradescantia also known as Moses-in-the-Cradle, Tradescantia spathacea perennial evergreen or cold annual used as ornamental plant ground cover, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial and hardiness zone 3+ as annual.
Tradescantia spathacea leaves
Leaves color green shiny from above and purple from the bottom can be variegate with green and white on the top.
Flower color white with three petals, the flowers grow inside purple leaves that grow like a case.
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Requirements for Tradescantia spathacea growing and care:
Moist soil, humidity,
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems
Size of the plant:
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Most of the year
General information about the flower
White flowers with three petals, the flowers grow inside purple leaves that grow like a case.