Thursday, December 15, 2011


Moses-in-a-boat (Tradescantia spathacea)

The flowers of the Moses-in-the-cradle plant are inconsequential, but they do grow in an interesting fashion, and are the reason for the plant's many unusual names. Each small, white, three-petaled flower is hidden in a boat-shaped purple cup which lies in a leaf axil. Because the flowers are not particularly showy, the plant is grown primarily for its colorful foliage. Flowers can occur at any time during the year. Source of information and Ref:

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