Scientific Name: Tradescantia spathacea Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Moses-in-the-cradle, boat lilyTexture:Coarse
Family Name:CommelinaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Mexico, South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, White, Mar
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
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Landscape Uses: Indoor plant, Container planting, Bedding plant
Key ID Features:Leaves spirally arranged, linear-lanceolate, dark green with purple undersides, up to 30 cm long; florets white in comes with purplish, boat-shaped bracts ("Moses-in-a-basket").