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Tradescantia spathacea - Boat lily, Moses-in-the-cradle

THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - WE NO LONGER GROW THIS PLANT 

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Commelinaceae (Spiderworts)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [Rhoeo spathacea, R. discolor]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Tradescantia spathacea (Boat lily, Moses-in-the-cradle) - This clump-forming species bears a rosette of glossy green leaves with purple undersides up to 1 ft long. The common name 'Moses in the Cradle' refers to the tiny white flowers enveloped by flat purple bracts which bloom through the year. Grow in full sun or part shade. It tolerates moist to fairly dry soil. This plant is frost tender but can resprout from underground.  This description is based on our research and our observations of this plant growing in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We always appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Tradescantia spathacea .