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Rhoeo, Tradescantia spathacea – Plant

Product contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Moses-in-the-cradle- Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot

240.00 300.00

Estimated delivery date 2024/03/03
639.00 for 3 item(s)

About Rhoeo

Rhoeo, the Moses-in-the-cradle, is a herb in the Commelinaceae family first described in 1788. It is native to Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico but widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in parts of Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and various oceanic islands.

Rhoeo, including Rhoeo discolor and Rhoeo spathacea, is a plant of many names. Depending on where you live, you may call this plant moses-in-the-cradle, moses-in-a-basket, boat lily, and oyster plant. Whatever you call it, it makes an excellent and fast growing groundcover in the garden. It makes a perfect plant for borders and for hanging baskets.

Plant specification

Common Name moses-in-the-cradle, moses-in-a-basket, boat lily, and oyster plant
Maximum Reachable Height 30-50 cm
Flower Color white
Bloom Time any time of year
Difficulty Level medium

Rhoeo Planting And Care


  • Rhoeo grows well in bright indirect sunlight.


  • Soil should be well drain and porus.


  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.


  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not repot immediately after receiving it.

Special feature of Rhoeo

Beautiful foliage.

Ornamental uses of Rhoeo

  • Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing groundcover in the garden. It can also be used as border plant and a hanging plant. 

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