Boat Lily

Regular price R 95.00
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Scientific Name: Tradescantia Rhoeo spathacea
Synonyms: Moses-in-the-cradle, Moses in a Basket, Oyster Plant

  • Attractive pink and green foliage
  • Quirky flowers
  • Compact growing plant
  • Great pop of colour
  • Plant level: Easy care

Comes in a 14cm Nursery Pot.

If you're looking for a pop of colour to add to your houseplant collection or just something that'll add a little extra flamboyance to your indoor decor then this is the plant for you.

Not only is the Boat Lily a fantastic easy-care houseplant but has striking foliage that is loved for the subtle pinks and greens as well as their quirky and unusual blooms that appear in spring and summer months.

The Boat Lily houseplant is relatively compact in its growth habit making it perfect for someone looking to fill a small space or needs something that won't outgrow its space too quickly.

They make a fabulous shelf plant or look gorgeous among other lush green foliage in a curated plant corner, as long as the choice of space has good bright light this beauty will thrive. As tropical plants, they prefer warm humid conditions to look their best. Humidity is not of utmost importance but warmth is as cooler conditions can lead to root rot, especially if the soil is kept too moist.

Pair this pretty plant with a classic planter for a sophisticated look or keep it traditional with an earthy terracotta. Whichever you choose will make this plant a true show stopper.

Please note: Tradescantia can cause illness if eaten and are best kept out of reach of pets and children.

Follow these care instructions to keep your Boat lily happy & healthy.

Water: Water thoroughly approximately once a week and allow to dry 50% of the way before watering again. Reduce watering in winter and allow to dry completely.
Light: Bright filtered light is ideal
Humidity: Prefers medium to high humidity but will withstand average room humidity, keep out of a cool draft.
Fertilize: Balanced Liquid Fertilizer once a month from Spring through Summer. Do not feed in winter.

We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days after day of order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days after day of order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days after day of order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days after day of order (CPT regional), 4-7 days (rest of SA)

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
A custom shipping rate will be calculated at checkout based on your address and number of items selected.


Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.

Boat lily, Moses in the cradle, Tradescantia Rhoeo
Boat lily, Moses in the cradle, Tradescantia Rhoeo
Boat lily, Moses in the cradle, Tradescantia Rhoeo

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