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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Tradescantia spathacea - Moses in a Basket Plant

Tradescantia spathacea previously listed as Rhoeo spathacea.
Commonly known as Boat Lily, Moses in a Basket, Moses-in-the-Cradle, Oyster Plant is another type of Tradescantia species but have totally a compact spiked leaved giving an appearance similar to a bromeliad.

Another interesting characteristics is that it has a purple underside of the foliage with a bract-enclosed flowers hence that how this plant got it's name - Moses Boat, Basket or Cradle.

This particular one requires open bright sunlight as it won't do well in wet shaded areas however if condition suited rightly it will manage also grow well. The can appear to grow in full compact condition and therefore do consider their growing conditions before introducing them in the garden.

Also too much watering can cause them to crown rot - therefore do make sure that the medium is fairly dry before the next watering.

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For other basic information of plant Care and Different Types of Tradescantia Species:
Different Types of Tradescantia Species

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