Rhoeo Tricolor

Rhoeo is a plant of many names. Depending on where you live, you may call this plant moses-in-the-cradle, moses-in-a-basket, boat lily, and oyster plant. Whatever you call it, Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing groundcover in the garden.



Tradescantias→Variegated Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea ‘Variegata’)


Botanical names:
Tradescantia spathacea Accepted
Rhoeo spathacea Synonym
Rhoeo discolor Synonym


Also sold as:
Hawaiian Dwarf


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 12 inches to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1″-2″
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots