Moses-in-a-Basket Variegated
Tradescantia spathacea 'Variegata'
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 3 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Boatlily, Oyster Plant
Family Commelinaceae
Other scientific names Rhoeo discolor, Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor

Characteristics

Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
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Leaf color
  • green
  • pink
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  • white