Moses in the Cradle Plant

Tradescantia spathacea
Oyster Plant

Moses in the Cradle Houseplants (Tradescantia spathacea) have many alternative names such as Moses-in-a-Boat, Boat Lily, Cradle Lily, Moses-in-the-Bullrushes, and Oyster Plant. Whatever you want to call them, these colorful houseplants, native to Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America, are easy to care for and produce very attractive. Moses In the Cradle Plants produce rosettes of long, waxy, sword-shaped leaves that are glossy green or green, purple, and white striped on top and a rich purple on the under side. The very small white flowers, tucked away in a purple boat shaped bract, give Moses-in-the-Cradle Houseplants their many common names. Treat a Moses-in-the-Cradle Plant as you would a Succulent PlantsLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at and it will grow beautifully.