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Boat lily

Tradescantia spathacea

Christ in the manger, Cradle lily, Men in a boat, Moses in the cradle , Rhoeo spathacea, Moses-in-a-basket, Three men in a boat, Boatlily, Rhoeo discolor, Oyster plant, Prayer plant, Purple-leaved spiderwort, Moses in the bulrushes, Moses on a raft, Moses in his cradle

This tender evergreen perennial has a compact clump-forming habit with rosettes of semi-erect, fleshy lance-shaped, dark green leaves which are dark purple beneath. Throughout the year it produces cymes of white flowers surrounded by prominent, persistent, purple bracts.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Stem tip

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Shade, Partial Sun, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Commelinaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by vine weevil and aphids

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