Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle'

Size: 4 inch
Style: Grower Pot

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  • Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle,' also known as the Oyster Plant (Tradescantia Spathacea) has its roots in tropical regions, hailing from Central America and the Caribbean. This striking beauty is among one of the most vivid, colorful foliage houseplants, appreciated for its cream, green, and pink variegated leaves.

    What sets Rhoeo Tricolor apart from other houseplants is its breathtaking foliage. The leaves form a colorful tapestry, displaying a captivating mix of tricolor (green, pink, and cream) shades. On the reverse side of the leaves, a rich purple hue adds depth and contrast. This harmonious blend of vivid colors creates a visual masterpiece that will breathe life into your indoor garden.

    When provided with ample light, this plant produces small white flowers that appear within its gracefully folded leaves. While typically grown indoors, Rhoeo Tricolor can also thrive in outdoor gardens if you reside in suitable growing zones during the warmer months.

    Tradescantia spathacea is a versatile houseplant and can tolerate various conditions. Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle' usually stays compact, reaching a height of up to 12 inches and spreading up to 24 inches wide, making it perfect for even small indoor spaces.

  • This plant can tolerate different lighting conditions, but it grows best with bright, indirect light. Prolonged periods in low light can make this plant lose its vibrant colors.

    This plant's soil should be consistently moist but not waterlogged. Always assess the soil's dryness before watering.

    This plant needs slightly moist, well-draining soil. Any type of high-quality houseplant soil would do.

    Maintain indoor temperatures within the comfortable range of 65°F to 85°F for your Oyster Plant. Avoid extreme heat above this range and ensure it doesn't dip below 50°F. This plant prefers a warm and humid environment (around 50%), especially in the dry months. While it can tolerate lower humidity, consider misting its leaves or using a humidifier during the dry months.

    Feed your Rhoeo Tricolor with a houseplant liquid fertilizer once or twice a month during the growing season in spring and summer. Do not overfertilize.

    This plant is considered mildly toxic. Keep it out of reach of pets and children to prevent any accidental ingestion, which can lead to digestive discomfort.

  • USDA Zone 9b-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.

    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.