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Moses in the Cradle

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, November 20, 2017 . Comments
Moses in the Cradle
Rhoeo Tradescantia or 'Moses in the Cradle' is a colourful, evergreen clump forming plant featuring two colour foliage - green on top and purple underneath.
  • It has a short stem that produces rosettes of lance shaped leaves and also produces tiny white 3 petaled flowers.
  • The leaves and sap can be quite irritating to some people so wear gloves when working with it.
  • They are very tolerant through too much sun or lack of water.
  • They will multiply so plant sparsely to start with. Well drained moist soils with lots of organic matter. 
  • They will tolerate some drought and sandy soils however will tend to rot in wet soils.
  • You can divide them when the clumps get too large.

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