Oyster Plant

high tolerance

(Tradescantia spathacea)

The Oyster Plant, also known as Moses-in-the-Cradle, is a popular plant in Florida due to its attractive foliage, which is green on top and purplish underneath. It forms dense clumps and is often used as a ground cover, border, or potted plant. The variety ‘Tricolor’ has leaves streaked with cream, green, and pink.

  • Low maintenance
  • Typically grows between 1-2 feet tall
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Requires well-drained soil and moderate watering
  • Ideal temperature is between 60-80°F
  • Toxicity: Toxic to pets
  • USDA hardiness zones: 9-11
  • Size: 1g
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