Tradescantia spathacea ( Rhoeo discolor ) FAMILY: Rhoeo. USES: Native to Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico. Rhoeo discolor is a Ground Covers. Leaves are linear-lance-shaped, fleshy, hairless, 20-35cm long. White flowers are produced in paired, axillary cymes. Grows well through out year.
Tradescantia spathacea “Tricolor” Common name(s): Moses-in-the-Cradle, Boat Lily Synonyme(s): Rhoeo discolor Family: Commelinaceae Origin: the wild type is native from Mexico to Guatemala More infos: Moses-in-the-Cradle can be grown on sunny to light shaded places in a regular potting mix. Allow the soil to moderately dry between the waterings.
Rhoeo discolor tricolor (tradescantia spathacea) is a perennial evergreen succulent with three-toned leaves of pink, green, and cream shades. The leaves also have pinkish purple undersides. This gorgeous plant is perfect in pots or hanging planters. Rhoeo discolor tricolor is drought-tolerant and very low-maintenance. All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
Rhoeo Tradescantia spathacea Other Common Names: Moses In The Cradle Synonyms: Rhoeo spathacea, Rhoeo discolor Family: Commelinaceae Very easy to grow. Grows in shade, in a minimal amount of soil. Somewhat succulent in nature so tolerates drying out between waterings. Very easy to propagate and create massed displays at very low cost.
Tradescantia spathacea creates a dense groundcover on the forest floor which prevents native plants from germinating. Tradescantia spathacea has diverse reproductive methods and grows in areas other plants cannot. These two characteristics make this plant a potential danger to many areas. Monitoring is recommended wherever this species is present.
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Tradescantia spathacea Sw. Tradescantia spathacea Sw. is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Tradescantia (family Commelinaceae). The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on 2012-03-23) which reports it as an accepted name (record 270451) with original publication details: Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 57 1788.