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Moses in the Cradle, Purple-Leaves Spiderwort
Rhoeo spathacea (Rhoeo discolor)


Whorl of brightly colored straplike leaves; foliage is fleshy, dark green with purple metallic color above and dark purple color below; flowers are interesting in their boat shape but not very ornametal.

Plant Form or Habit: spreading

Plant Use: medium foliage pot plant

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: white but not important

Blooming Period:

Height: 1-1 1/2 feet

Width: 1 foot

Foliage Texture: coarse

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: low

Additional Comments: Allow soil to dry between waterings; propagate by division of the clumps.


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