Plant Identification: Oyster Plant (Moses in the Cradle Plant)

What kind of house plant is this?

Hi Kandy,

Purple and green Oyster Plant aslo callled Moses in the Cradle Plant

Oyster Plant
Moses in the Cradle Plant

Your plant is called a Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea). It has  many alternative names such as Oyster Plant, Moses-in-a-Boat, Boat Lily, Cradle Lily, and Moses-in-the-Bullrushes.  Treat a Moses-in-the-Cradle Plant as you would a Succulent Plants and it will grow beautifully.

You can read all of my care tips for this plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/moses-in-the-cradle-plant-how-to-grow-care

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants