Rhoeo – Tradescantia Spathacea

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Botanical name:- Tradescantia Spathacea.

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Scientific nameTradescantia spathacea
Common name
Purple heart, Mosses In The Cradle, Rhoeo discolor
Temperature requirement25-35c
LightBright indirect light
Wateringwater everyday & keep moist
Pestsspider mites, mealybugs, aphids, whitefly, root mealybugs, scale & thrips.
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
Maximum Plant height30-50 cm
Potting mixpotting soil/Red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage & repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply Manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days
Pruning/trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
DescriptionBoat Lilies(purple heart) are stout perennials with upright shoots up to about 30-50 cm in height. Rhoeo grow in clumps with lush green leaves some 30 cm long. From beneath, the lance shaped foliage is burgundy purple, creating an interesting contrast. Rhoeo origin is southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and the West Indies, where they flower all year round. In gulf regions, small flowers appear whenever conditions are favourable, from boat like cradles to eventually develop to round seeds. Rhoeo easily germinate to form plenty of seedlings, ultimately creating dense mats. It is possible to prick these offspring or take cuttings from stems or leaves to propagate Boat Lilies. They grow readily in a wide range of soils, as long as these are well drained, and they tolerate diverse light conditions ranging from full sun to partial shade. Although these perennials regrow after nipped back by frost, exposed sites should be avoided. In time, the plants become dense clumps which can be used as border plants, areal cover, mass planting or group planting with a spacing of between 30 cm and 60 cm. They do well in containers and are popular house plants, but they are susceptible to the effects of stagnant water and prolonged drought. A cultivar named ‘Variegata’ has cream coloured stripes and less vigour than the species. It must not be exposed to full sun, because the variegation will soon be sunburnt. Plants should be handled with care, especially if cut or bruised, since the sap may cause skin problems.

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