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Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle'

Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle'

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  • Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle,' also known as the Oyster Plant (Tradescantia Spathacea) has its roots in tropical regions, hailing from Central America and the Caribbean. This striking beauty is among one of the most vivid, colorful foliage houseplants, appreciated for its cream, green, and pink variegated leaves.

    What sets Rhoeo Tricolor apart from other houseplants is its breathtaking foliage. The leaves form a colorful tapestry, displaying a captivating mix of tricolor (green, pink, and cream) shades. On the reverse side of the leaves, a rich purple hue adds depth and contrast. This harmonious blend of vivid colors creates a visual masterpiece that will breathe life into your indoor garden.


    When provided with ample light, this plant produces small white flowers that appear within its gracefully folded leaves. While typically grown indoors, Rhoeo Tricolor can also thrive in outdoor gardens if you reside in suitable growing zones during the warmer months.

    Tradescantia spathacea is a versatile houseplant and can tolerate various conditions. Rhoeo Tricolor 'Moses In The Cradle' usually stays compact, reaching a height of up to 12 inches and spreading up to 24 inches wide, making it perfect for even small indoor spaces.

  • This plant can tolerate different lighting conditions, but it grows best with bright, indirect light. Prolonged periods in low light can make this plant lose its vibrant colors.

    This plant's soil should be consistently moist but not waterlogged. Always assess the soil's dryness before watering.


    This plant needs slightly moist, well-draining soil. Any type of high-quality houseplant soil would do.

    Maintain indoor temperatures within the comfortable range of 65°F to 85°F for your Oyster Plant. Avoid extreme heat above this range and ensure it doesn't dip below 50°F. This plant prefers a warm and humid environment (around 50%), especially in the dry months. While it can tolerate lower humidity, consider misting its leaves or using a humidifier during the dry months.


    Feed your Rhoeo Tricolor with a houseplant liquid fertilizer once or twice a month during the growing season in spring and summer. Do not overfertilize.

    This plant is considered mildly toxic. Keep it out of reach of pets and children to prevent any accidental ingestion, which can lead to digestive discomfort.

  • USDA Zone 9b-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)


  • 2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.

    * Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked

    * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.

    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.


    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.