Tradescantia spathacea-Rio plant


As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Outdoors, it forms an excellent ground cover.

Plant Height-18 to 20 cm

Pot Name -Blossom Pot

Pot Size-12 cm x 18 cm

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Rhoeo Plant Care:

Rhoeo spathacea can be propagated by seeds, cuttings, or division. In most areas, Rhoeo is considered an annual, though, in fact, it is a tender perennial. This means that it can only tolerate temperatures down to about -6 degrees Celsius before they are killed off. Keep in mind that this is the temperature that will kill them. Overwatering should be prevented when only when the soil feels dry to touch.



How to propagate the Rhoeo plant?

You can propagate Rhoeo plants from seeds but it’s easier to use stem cuttings or divisions. 1.At the time of repotting simply remove the babies or plantlets around the perimeter of the parent plant.2.Each plantlet should have its own roots.3.Transplant into a pot having a 5-inch upper diameter with drainage hole.4.Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.5.Apply any organic fertilizer once a month.

What is the Rhoeo flower?

Rhoeo has small white flowers in boat-shaped purple bracts located in the leaf axils.

Is Rhoeo plant poisonous?

Yes, Rhoeo considered as poisonous. If consumed it may cause lip, mouth, throat irritation, and stomach pain. Considered poisonous.

How to grow Rhoeo?

Rhoeo plant is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to growing plant.  1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile, and nutrient-rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer – Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(February-June).

What is the Rhoeo plant?

Rhoeo is a popular perennial bright-colored garden plant mostly used as a border plant. It is also known as Moses-in-the- Cradle or Moses-in-the-Boat. It is one of the best plants to grow in hanging baskets.

Is Rhoeo an indoor plant?

No, it is not an indoor plant but can be grown on Balcony, window sills where they can get 4-6 hrs of direct sunlight a day.

Can you split Rhoeo?

Yes, Big Rhoeo plants can be divided into individual plants. Use side plants as stem cuttings.