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6" Tradescantia Spathacea 'Moses in the Cradle'

Moses in the Cradle comes from the West Indies and Central America, where it grows thickly as a groundcover. In warmer states of the US it is also cultivated in the ground. In a pot and up close, the sword shaped leaves of purple and green hues with underleaves of gleaming, brightest purple are worth getting to know. Variegated Moses plants add in a sublime lavender to the green striping. The flowers are the real attraction, though, with little, purple, almond shaped "boats" with teeny white flowers inside, resembling little baby Moses in his snug, little water basket boat floating on the Nile.
  • Air Purifying
  • Trailing

Quick Care Guide:

  • Water - Medium (3):  Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
  • Light - Low/Med (2):  These plants need some diffused light to stay happy. Prefers if there is a window in the room, but doesn't need to be very light nor close to it.
  • Difficulty - Med (3):  Not too difficult to keep happy, but does require some attention.

View full breakdown of Care Guide here.