Plant Care Moses-In-The-Cradle
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Moses-In-The-Cradle

4.1 out of 5 (24 experiences)

Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

boatlily, Sitara's Gold and Rhoeo discolor tricolor

Taxonomy

Tradescantia spathacea
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

What other plant parents say

Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Kbadgerwitchystuff avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Your plant by Kbadgerwitchystuff on Greg, the plant care app
06/18/2021

I got this plant as a “rescue”. She is quite fussy. She only likes the west facing window, with bright, indirect sunlight. Minimal watering- I wait until the soil is nearly dry. Initially, all of her…

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Riversong avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named The Ugly Guy by Riversong on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This plant is just.........ugly? Out of all my plants it’s the one that I don’t like looking at and wish would die but it just doesn’t. It’s just leggy and weird looking no matter what I do.

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Lincoln, NE
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Tory by Gathererofnutsandodballs on Greg, the plant care app
06/01/2021

I am just not sure while will make her happy! I have brought her from home to the office but she keeps browning up and losing leaves. 😢

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@Greg
Los Angeles, CA
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named 姜维 by Greg on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

The color is so nice - it doesn’t feel real although I know it is real!!! 💜 it’s also easy to care for 😊🌿

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@Plantpunk
Columbus, OH
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Navajo by Plantpunk on Greg, the plant care app
06/02/2021

This is a new plant. Leaves are turning brown. I may have given it too much sun.

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@Kikisplants
San Francisco, CA
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Sage by Kikisplants on Greg, the plant care app
06/17/2021

Needs A LOT of humidity to avoid browning tips.

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@Anny
Mississauga, ON
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Your plant by Anny on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

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How to care for Moses-In-The-Cradle

Water

How often to water your Moses-In-The-Cradle

Water needs for Moses-In-The-Cradle
0.5 cups
every 7

Moses-In-The-Cradle needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Moses-In-The-Cradle

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Moses-In-The-Cradle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Moses-In-The-Cradle: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Moses-In-The-Cradle may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Moses-In-The-Cradle in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Moses-In-The-Cradle

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Moses-In-The-Cradle: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Moses-In-The-Cradle after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Moses-In-The-Cradle

Moses-In-The-Cradle

Moses-In-The-Cradle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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