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Tradescantia spathacea


Typically grown as a houseplant, it can be in a patio plant that is brought inside during cold winters.


This is the only member of the Tradescantia that grows upwards

Boat Lily

  • Temperature: 60° - 85°F Day; Humidity: 70%

    Light: Full Sun

    Size and Growth: 6-12" tall

    Flowering and Fragrance: Linear leaves with purple undersides are arranged radially. Flowers are axillary, white, inside pair of boat-shaped bracts.

    Water and Fertilizer: lightly moist soil

    Grooming: Trim it back when it gets too big or leggy

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