|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
Flower Color: white but not important
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.