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Scientific Name: Tradescantia spathacea
Pronunciation: trad-ess-KANT-ee-uh spath-AY-see-uh
Common Name: Moses-in-the-cradle
Family Name: Commelinaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features:
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Mexico, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google Images
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Purple undersides; some. cvs. with yellow stripes.
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): White
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Flowers enclosed in boat-shaped bracts.

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts

Propagation: Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Disease resistant, Mealybugs, Mites
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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