Tradescantia Spathacea ‘Sitara Plant’, Tradescantia Spathacea ‘Dwarf Tricolour’, Spider Lily ‘Maiden’s Blush’, Purple Flame, Rhoeo ‘Sitara Plant’, Oyster Plant, Moses-In-A-Boat, Cradle Lily, Boat Lily, Moses-in-his-cradle
Partial / Bright indirect light
Tradescantia Spathacea 'Sitara Plant'
The foliage of this undemanding houseplant is variously striped with cream and green, and is flushed with pink which is also the predominant colour on the lower surface of the leaves. It forms in a rosette, so looks very pretty when viewed from above or from the side. Tradescantia Spathacea ‘Sitara Plant’ does best in partial sunlight and will thrive in well-drained soil.
It is a tropical sculptural herbaceous perennial plant that works well in containers but must be brought inside during cold winters. It works well as a houseplant and desired for its unusual inflorescence and attractive foliage. Look for the purple underside of the leaf and the unusual bract-enclosed flowers to distinguish this plant from Bromeliads.
It blooms any time of year. Small, 3-petaled flowers grow in the leaf axils, nestled in the boat-shaped leaves. This is why it is called Moses in the Cradle, Moses in a Boat and Boat Lily.
Tradescantia is generally very easy to care and also one of those beautiful air purifiers. Most of the air purifying plants prefers shade, but Tradescantia can do well in both shade and sun. The colour of the foliage changes and becomes purple under direct sunlight. Cuttings can root very easily in water.
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.