Spathacea Tricolour Rhoeo
Three distinct colours – neon pink, green and cream come together to make Spathacea Tricolour a truly unique specimen. Also known as Moses in a Cradle, it got this nickname from its flowers that look like they are cradled in tiny boat-shaped bracts. This humidity loving species are natives of the North American tropics and hence need highly drained soil that does not retain too much water.
Adopting and caring for Rhoeo Spathacea Tricolour
Adopting: Adding unusual colours and foliage varieties to a garden is a passion that only a true plant parent pursues. At eplants, we work hard to bring you display-ready, well cared for specimens with high-quality growth, compact shape and well-formed leaves.
Locating: Spathacea Tricolour will thrive in areas with bright light or direct sunlight. If you are locating them indoors, it’s best to rotate the plants around once every few weeks, giving them a bright window or a balcony for a few days.
Potting: Spathacea Tricolour do not need any special type of potting soil. Being a native of the tropical regions of Central America, they do well in well-drained potting soil, rich with organic material. Use a mix of coco-peat, compost, sand in 20:60:20 ratio
Watering: Overwatering is the chief cause of disease or death of any plant. While a Spathacea Tricolour needs regular watering, do ensure that you don’t overwater them. In months with low humidity, misting them regularly could help improve the environment around the plant and help them to flourish
Fertilising: Feeding your Spathacea Tricolour a few times a year is a good way to get them to stay healthy. Give them some organic liquid fertiliser once or twice a year. Dilute it in water as described on the pack and add little to each pot as part of your watering routine. If you are using a chemical fertiliser, do ensure that you keep it away from the leaves of the plant and its base
Due to its ability to spread, Spathacea Tricolour makes a good groundcover plant and will add intense colour to any subtropical and tropical rock garden, as well as cacti and succulent setups.
Did you know
Natives living in areas where the plant originates cooked and ate the roots of the plant and say they taste like oysters.