Answer: Rhoeo spathacea is commonly called Christ in a cradle. It is sometimes sold as Tradescantia spathacea. Christ-in-the-Cradle, is a fleshy rhizomatous herb native to Mexico, with rosettes of waxy lance-shaped leaves. Leaves are dark to metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath. These will reach up to 1 foot long by 3 inches wide. They are very attractive foliage plants that will reach 1 foot tall. They are hardy in USDA zones 9-12 outdoors, or indoors anywhere.
The small white flowers in boat-shaped bracts will bloom all year sporadically, with flushes of heavy blooming in the spring and fall if growing conditions are right.
Rhoeo spathacea are easy to grow, only requiring a well-drained soil mix and full to partial sun or high interior lighting.
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