Tradescantia spathacea

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 Tradescantia spathacea subsp. var.  Boat lily, Cradle lily, Moses-in-his-cradle
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Width: 12 in to 16 in
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: part-sun, shade
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Flower features: white
Commelinaceae > Tradescantia spathacea var. ,

Tradescantia spathacea, or Moses-in-the-Cradle, is a herb native to Mexico with fleshy rhizomes. It has rosettes of waxy lance-shaped leaves. Leaves are dark to metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath. These will reach up to 1 foot (30 cm) long by 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide. They are very attractive foliage plants that will reach 1 foot (30 cm) tall. They are hardy in USDA zones 9-12.



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