Moses in the Cradle(Rhoeo discolor)
Botanical Name: Tradescantia spathacea
Moses in the Cradle is a popular house plant, related to the Wandering Jew plant. It's as just as easy to grow.
Dark-green, lance-shaped leaves with purplish-red undersides make this a beautiful house plant year-round. One Can Keep this plant indoors But if one wishes to move it outdoors for the summer, keep it under shaded from direct sun. Also, check the soil every couple days so that it doesn't dry out.
Rhoeo discolor 'Variegata' is even more spectacular, with striped foliage in burgundy, pink, green and cream.
It blooms any time of year. Small, white, 3-petaled flowers grow in the leaf axils, nestled in the boat-shaped leaves, giving this plant its common names, Moses in the Cradle, Moses in a Boat and Boat Lily. If it's not getting enough sunlight, flowering will be difficult. Grow your plant in bright, indirect light year-round to make it bloom.
Raise the humidity in winter by misting the foliage with tepid water daily, or using a cool-mist room humidifier. Or place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to keep the air moist around it.
Re-pot in spring when the plant becomes crowded, probably every couple years. Move up to a pot only 1 size larger to give it a little room to grow. Use a pot with drainage holes to prevent soggy soil, which leads to root rot.
Height: 1-2 ft (30-60 cm)
Light: Grow your plant in bright, indirect light year-round for good foliage color and flowers. It will tolerate lower light, but the leaves will be more green than purple. Keep it out of hot, midday sun.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist spring through fall. In winter, allow the potting medium to dry out slightly between watering.
Humidity: Moderate room (around 40% relative humidity). Brown leaf tips indicate that the air is too dry. Stand the pot on a humidity tray or use a cool-mist room humidifier near the plant.
Temperature: Average to warm room temperatures (65-80°F/18-27°C) suit this plant year-round. It will tolerate a minimum temperature of 55°F/13°C. Keep Tradescantia spathacea away from drafty doorways or windows -- it doesn't like fluctuating temperatures.
Soil: Good-quality all-purpose houseplant potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed monthly with a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer, while plant is actively growing.
Propagation: Division. Remove offshoots that grow around the plant with some roots attached and pot separately. Spring is the best time to propagate Moses in the Cradle because it is starting its most vigorous time of growth.
DETAILS CHECK :
|PLANT SIZE (excluding pot size)||1.5 to 2.5 feet (please accept a deviation of +/- 5%)|
|POT SIZE||5.5 inches in dia|
|POT COLOUR AND MATERIAL||White/ Plastic pot Ceramic finishing (can be customized as per requirement)|
|NOTE||Above pics are for reference purpose only.|
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