Specie: R. discolor
Moses-In-The-Boat, Oyster Plant
Name in Latin: : Commelinaceae
Name in English: Dayflower family or Spiderwort
Origin: West Indies and Mexico
Growth Habit: perennial,fleshy rhizomes,
Flower:small white flowers in boat-shaped bracts
Blooming Period: bloom all year sporadically, with flushes of heavy blooming in the spring and fall.
Leaf: ,waxy lance-shaped leaves.,dark to metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath.
It is grown as a house and greenhouse plant. Succulent looking, it can be used to make a dense groundcover. They are very attractive foliage plants that will reach 1 foot (30 cm) tall. They are hardy in USDA zones 9-12.
Care and Handling
Soil: soil mix consisting of 1 part peat moss to 2 parts loam to 2 parts sand or perlite.
Amount of water: ell watered and allowed to dry slightly in-between waterings.
Nutrition: During the spring and summer, they are fertilized monthly with a balanced fertilizer.
Special handling: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic react
synonym of Tradescantia spathacea Sw. It is invasive exotic to South Florida.