Tradescantia spathacea

Called by many names, including Cradle Lily and Boat Lily, the Moses-in-the-Cradle plant prefers to be kept away from direct sunlight. A sign that it is getting enough light is if small flowers begin to bloom nestled in the leaves. It likes the soil to be kept most, with the top layer (1″-2″) drying out between watering. If brown leaf tips begin to appear, that is usually a sign the air humidity is too dry, so misting is recommended.

Flowering Occasionally Toxic Yes
Lighting Bright, indirect light Size Small to medium
Soil All-purpose Fertilizer Monthly with water soluble
Humidity Moderate Hanging No


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Latin Name: Tradescantia spathacea