4.3 out of 5 (46 experiences)
Moses-In-The-Cradle is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 1008 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Moses-In-The-Cradle likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Moses-In-The-Cradle belongs to the tradescantia genus, and is native to Southern Mexico to Guatemala.
⚠️ Moses-In-The-Cradle is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
boatlily, Sitara's Gold, Rhoeo discolor tricolor and Tradescantia Silver
How to care for Moses-In-The-Cradle
Moses-In-The-Cradle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.
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.
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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.
What other plant parents say
I bought this guy for the purple leaves. It was one lil stick with a few leaves nothing too exciting. I stuck it in my big window facing South. I kinda forgot to pay attention and watered it every other Monday with my other plants. Now it’s got 3 stocks with leaves galore! He went crazy and I didn’t notice!
From my experience I keep it watered about every 14 days. My apartment is rather humid even though I live in the desert. He gets direct sunshine about an hour at the very most and hangs it in the window seal. I think he is fabulous.
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 leaves browned and died. But since I put her in the west facing window and mostly ignored her, she has been thriving.