ABOUT TRADESCANTIA “OYSTER PLANT”
Also known as Boatlily or Moses-in-the-Cradle, Tradescantia spathacea “Oyster Plant” is a striking ornamental plant with thin, sword-shaped leaves that have a purple underside.
This plant is available in a 4” pot that has a combined height of 12”.
“Oyster Plant” prefers temperatures above 60 F, with bright but indirect light.
“Oyster Plant” dislikes cold temperatures and overwatering.
LOOKING AFTER THE PLANT
Water your “Oyster Plant” only once the soil has dried out completely, then water thoroughly. Fertilize with half-strength general houseplant fertilizer during spring and summer, once a month.
PLANT CARE WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
Tradescantia “Oyster Plant” is toxic if ingested and can cause skin irritation in some people so you may want to handle it with gloves.