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

4.3 out of 5 (41 experiences)

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

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 Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Moses-In-The-Cradle has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
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@Erika
Kennewick, Washington
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Foxxy by Erika on Greg, the plant care app
08/18/2021

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 ot…

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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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@Bursill96
Peterborough, England
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named LOLA by Bursill96 on Greg, the plant care app
08/21/2021

Beautiful coloured leaves. This is my favourite house plant to date, grows super fast in bright indirect light, have found I don’t need much humidity is happy in my lounge window in an East facing wi…

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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, Nebraska
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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@Ashinbyalex
Vallejo, California
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Wockesha by Ashinbyalex on Greg, the plant care app
09/05/2021

Bought hims bc he’a purple. Kept him in a low lit area but then i moved him to a window with lots of light and he grew twice the size!!

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@Sweetpea25
Bay City, Michigan
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named ChloroPhil by Sweetpea25 on Greg, the plant care app
07/11/2021

Did very well with little sunlight for a few months. Now that it’s in full sun, it’s shot up and seems very happy!

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@Morgs
Chicago, Illinois
Rating of the plant Moses-In-The-Cradle named Purple Haze by Morgs on Greg, the plant care app
09/23/2021

Such a beautiful plant! Not hard to keep up with or keep alive. One thing is to make sure to clean leaves.

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

Needs A LOT of humidity to avoid browning tips.

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.

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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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