Tradescantia spathacea 'Variegata'
Strappy-leaved perennial with linear cream-and-green variagation on the top leaf surfaces, and purple-pink underneath. Since the leaves twist around a bit as they emerge from the clump, both colors are visible, making for a striking color combination. I hope it proves hardy here – we're just on the borderline here in the Houston area. The species is native to Mexico and the West Indies.
||Moses-in-the-cradle; Moses-in-a-basket; oyster plant
||tender perennial (Z9-11)
||prefers moist, well-drained soil
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard
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July 22, 2017