Description For Rhoeo Red
How to grow How to grow Rhoeo RedPlant Description: Rhoeo Red is a trailing herb with succulent stem, its leaves are crowded, grass-like flat, stiff, pointed, with the dark green upper surface, and purple to red from the bottom. The plant can be used to make a dense groundcover, as houseplant or shade gardens, hanging baskets, & green walls. It is also useful for covering rockeries, edging or carpet bedding.
Botanical Name: Tradescantia spathacea
Plant type: Ornamental foliage plant, ground cover plant, indoor plant.
Growth Habit: Perennial, low growing, trailing herb.
Growth Rate: Fast-spreading plant.
Average Landscape Size: Grown at 1 x 1 ft distance when planted as ground cover.
How to Care For Rhoeo RedSoil: Well drained loamy soil with added rich compost.
Pot Size: 8 to 12-inch pot, hanging basket.
Potting/Transplanting: Transplant the Rhoeo Red saplings in a pot along with root-ball of the original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the container & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Change the pot every year. Use bigger sized pot every time you repot the plant.
Sunlight: Plant can grow in full shade, partial shade or full sunlight.
Water: Keep the soil moist by moderate watering.
Fertiliser: Add Cow dung manure every three months.
Temperature: Plant prefers pleasant warm temperatures. Minimum temperature requirements are 15 degrees Celsius.
Humidity: Rhoeo Red likes hot & humid climate.
Pruning: Remove old, over-grown, dead & decaying plants by scraping.
Propagation: Plants are propagated by division from base.
Companion Plants: Ferns, Dracaena, Aralia, Spathiphyllum, Syngonium.
|Type of Plants||Creepers/Groundcovers, Foliage Pattern Plants, Hanging Basket Plants|
|Water Schedule||Twice a week|
|Speciality||Dense grass like short, red, green leaves.|
|Design Use||Ground cover under partial shade|
|Ideal Location||Hanging baskets, vertical walls, filler plant.|
|Packing Weight||750 g|
|Packing Height||27 cm|
|Packing Depth||10 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|