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Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tradescantia spathacea 'Versicolor' syn. Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor', Rhoeo spathacea 'Tricolor'

 

Moses-in-the-Cradle 'Versicolor'

Tradescantia are climbing or trailing plants which will thrive indoors in good light. They are also known by other names: spider-lily, cradle-lily, oyster-plant and flowering inch plant. The stems trail to about 60cm or more. 'Tricolor' is a clump forming perennial. with tricolour leaves of green and white striped with pinkish tones and purple undertones.

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plant Features
  • Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Moses-in-the-Cradle 'Versicolor'

Latin name

Tradescantia spathacea 'Versicolor' syn. Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor', Rhoeo spathacea 'Tricolor'

type

Perennial

family

Commelinaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Moses-in-the-Cradle Versicolor is 0.60meters x 0.45meters 0.60 M 0.45 M

Tradescantia spathacea 'Versicolor' syn. Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor', Rhoeo spathacea 'Tricolor'

Tradescantia are climbing or trailing plants which will thrive indoors in good light. They are also known by other names: spider-lily, cradle-lily, oyster-plant and flowering inch plant. The stems trail to about 60cm or more. 'Tricolor' is a clump forming perennial. with tricolour leaves of green and white striped with pinkish tones and purple undertones.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Wandering Jews require full sunlight, especially the variegated types. Keep them above 17C (63F), although they will survive down to a few degrees above freezing in winter. Re-pot small plants annually in spring, but large plants can be fed once a week instead of re-potting. Pinch out regularly to promote bushy growth. House plants are best replaced every two or three years.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Wandering Jews can easily be propagated by taking tip cuttings at any time of the year. Place in a tumbler of water until the cutting has rooted and then re-plant in fresh compost.

 
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