Dwarf Rhoeo

Tradescantia spathacea


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A fast growing ornamental annual perennial which reaches a height of 15cm. It’s usually grown for its dramatic two coloured foliage, being green on top and purple underneath. Short stemmed, it produces lance-shaped rosettes with tiny, white, three petaled flowers. This easy care evergreen is a perfect choice for the home or office houseplant, being very tolerant of neglect (whether too much sunlight or too little water).

Place this plant in full sun, protected from the wind, and given it well-drained, moist soil. Low to moderate watering is required. Native to Belize, Guatemala and southern Mexico, Dwarf Rhoeo looks amazing in borders and as edging in gardens, or in a container on the balcony. Smaller plants also look cute as a table setting. The sap and leaves of this plant can be an irritant to it’s recommended to wear gloves when handling.


140 mm pot, Cutting