Tradescantia spathacea vittata

Common Name : Moses in the Cradle, Oyster Plant, Moses in a Basket Botanical name : Tradescantia spathacea vittata Family : Commelinaceae

Cordyline fruticosa compacta

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Commelinales

Genus - Tradescantia

Species - spathacea

Synonym - Rhoeo spathacea tricolor, Rhoeo discolor, Tradescantia bicolor

Origin / Native - Mexico

Category - Herb

Type - Annual, Perennial

Uses - Ornamental plant

Growth rate - Fast

Foliage&Plant - Glossy, showy, green, yellow variegated, purple downside, lance-shaped, 12 inches long, 2.5 inches wide leaves

Good For - Pots, borders, shows, window boxes

Height -10 inches to 1.6 feet tall

Propagation -Seeds, stem cutting, bulbs

Light Requirement&Care - Part shade, full shade, humus rich, moist soil, average water

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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