- Easy to look after, low water & light requirement
- Can be divided into more plants
- Shiny silver foliage looks great in the home or office
The Tradescantia spathacea is native to Belize, Guatemala, and Southern Mexico. Depending on where you come from it may be known as Moses in the Cradle, Oyster Plant or Boat Lily. The Tradescantia Silver has pointed fleshy leaves with green leaves with a silver sheen atop and a dark purple underside. They grow well in a warm position but also tolerate cooler temperatures. They have great uses including offices, homes, and patios. In warmer climates, they are used in protected areas in gardens. Your Tradescantia Silver will develop pups around the base giving it a full look. You can cut out the main cone and allow the pups to grow. Add in some slow-release fertilizer to keep them growing and looking lush. They require low to moderate water. A liquid feed every couple of months will help keep them looking exceptional with shiny leaves.