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Tradescantia spathacea (Oyster plant/ Boat lily/ Moses in the cradle)

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Native to Southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, this Tradescantia differs from other varieties on the market as it grows upright rather than trailing. This oyster plant has green leaves with vivid purple undersides. Tradescantia’s make a very rewarding house plant due to their speedy and vigorous growing habits. Very simple to propagate new plants from cuttings share the plant love!


LOVES- Bright light, but not direct sun.

HATES- Too much water in winter. Water liberally from spring to autumn and reduce throughout the colder months

Pot diameter 8.5cm

Toxic to pets

    Tradescantia spathacea (Oyster plant/ Boat lily/ Moses in the cradle)
    Tradescantia spathacea (Oyster plant/ Boat lily/ Moses in the cradle)
    Tradescantia spathacea (Oyster plant/ Boat lily/ Moses in the cradle)
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