The variegated cultivars need bright light to full sun for intensive leaf coloring. Green forms also do good in partial shade. Tolerates morning sun, evening sun and afternoon sun.
Regular mixes for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
Let the soil moderately dry between the waterings. 2/3 of the pots height.
When in active growth with standard liquid fertilizer (monthly), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly).
New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
Moses-in-the-Cradle can be grown warm the year round with a winter minimum of 12 °C (53 °F).
Cuttings from side shoots, division
Tradescantia spathacea (syn. Rhoeo discolor)
Moses-in-the-Cradle, Boat Lily
Central America (Mexico to Guatemala)
No but not edible.