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Moses-In-The-Boat, Oyster Plant
Scientific Name: Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn
Synonym: Rhoeo discolor, Tradescantia spathacea
Family: Commelinaceae
Moses-In-The-Boat, Oyster Plant (Rhoeo  spathacea)
Rhoeo in an Acapulco garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12-27
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade in Phoenix

Origin: West Indies and Mexico

Growth Habits: Perennial to 12 inches high (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Divisions in spring and fall

The Oyster Plant is succulent looking, it can be used to make a dense groundcover.
As other plants in the same family, the watery sap can provoke allergic reaction. Avoid having any on your skin.
'Compacta' and 'Vittata' are 2 common cultivars.

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