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Tradescantia spathacea ‘Vittata’

Moses in the cradle

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourYellow and green striped
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Tradescantia spathacea ‘Vittata’ (Moses in the cradle). Has green leaves variegated yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

C. America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in full sun or partial-shade in fertile, moist to dry soil. Propagation is by division or from tip cuttings in the spring, summer or autumn.

Propagation

Propagation of the hardy species is by division; frost tender species by tip cuttings in the spring, summer or autumn.

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