Rhoeo dis colour
Rhoeo, including Rhoeo discolor and Rhoeo spathacea, is a plant of many names. Depending on where you live, you may call this plant moses-in-the-cradle, moses-in-a-basket, boat lily and oyster plant. Whatever you call it, Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing ground cover in the garden.
The tricolor rhoeo (Rhoeo spathacea “Tricolor”) gets its distinct name from its lance-like, three-toned leaves, which feature purple undersides with hues of light pink, white and green on top. This perennial evergreen thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 12, where it often lends itself to pots and hanging planters. Once the plant is established, even beginning green thumbs can take care of the drought-tolerant, low-maintenance tricolor rhoeo.
Water the tricolor rhoeo once per week. Water slowly and deeply down through the roots. In the plant’s first growth season, it’s especially important to maintain a consistent watering schedule to ensure a strong, healthy root system. During the warm months, let the topsoil dry out between waterings, but not the bottom soil. Water the plant more often in extreme heat, such as particularly warm summers. In the winter, allow the soil to dry completely between waterings.
- The tricolor rhoeo prefers nutrient-rich, well-drained soil and full-to-partial sunlight, though it also flourishes under bright interior lights.
- Tricolor rhoeo does not require pruning.
10cm – 15cm