Tradescantia spathacea
MOSES-IN-THE-CRADLE, OYSTER PLANT
Commelinaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9b-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
0.3m
Plant habit
 
0.3m

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Flowers: white & purple

Flowering Time: Any time of the year

Leaves: blue-green; purple underneath; spiral leaf arrangement
 
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Tradescantia spathacea
MOSES-IN-THE-CRADLE, OYSTER PLANT
Commelinaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9b-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
0.3m
Plant habit
 
0.3m

FEATURES

Flowers: white & purple

Flowering Time: Any time of the year

Leaves: blue-green; purple underneath; spiral leaf arrangement


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical & contemporary designs

Uses: informal edging, pot, mass planting, accents, border, poolside

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant



HAZARDS

Dangers to touch: bark, bulb, fruit, green fruit, leaves, roots, sap, seeds, stems (all)






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