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Tradescantia spathacea 'Moses in the cradle' indoor house plant

Tradescantia Spathacea


Commonly known as Moses-in-the-cradle, this low maintenance plant adds colour to any space with the contrast pop of magenta underneath the leaves. These spiky upright leaves will stand out.  

Plant info

  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia spathacea
  • Common Name: Moses in the cradle
  • Difficulty: Medium. 
  • Light: Thrives in bright indirect light, but can tolerate medium indirect light. Avoid direct sun.
  • Water: Water once a week or when the top few cms of soil are dry. Increase this when placed in higher lighting and temperature. 
  • Humidity: Prefers higher humidity. Either place near a humidifier or place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to increase the humidity. 
  • Toxicity: Gloves should be worn when pruning as the sap is toxic and irritating to the skin. 

    9cm POT

    Please note: The purchased plant may vary from the product image. Plants are living, breathing things – no two are exactly alike, there can be variations in colour, variegation, growth, and maturity.

    Most orders ship in 2-4 business days. We dispatch plant orders on Monday and Tuesday each week to avoid any risk of your order sitting in the courier depot over the weekend. If your plant order is placed on Tuesday (after 12pm) - Sunday we will dispatch the following Monday.