How to Care for your Rhoeo Oyster

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LIGHT

Your Rhoeo Oyster will do great in bright indirect light to bright light. It can handle direct sunlight for a few hours each day. It will not tolerate lower light well but can adapt to medium light.

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WATER

Your Rhoeo Oyster likes to dry out completely between watering. When you water, water thoroughly until water comes out of the drainage hole, then remove any excess water.

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HUMIDITY

Your Rhoeo Oyster will do great with average room humidity but will appreciate the occasional misting. This also helps to keep leaves clean and pest-free!

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TEMPERATURE

Normal room temperature between 60-80 degrees is perfect for your Rhoeo Oyster.

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FOOD

During growing season from spring to summer, fertilize your plant once a month with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength.

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TOXICITY

Rhoeo Oyster is toxic. Handling it can cause irritation, so always wear gloves when pruning or repotting. Ingestion can cause digestive reaction.

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ADDITIONAL CARE

As your Rhoeo Oyster matures, it will produce pups. These can be taken out of the pot and planted in their own pot to create a new plant!

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What's a Rhoeo Oyster?

Botanical Classification: Tradescantia spathacea

Rhoeo Oyster is a beautiful, low maintenance plant that features brightly colored leaves arranged in a rosette shape. Leaves are green with purple, pink, and white striping. Coloring will become more vibrant when exposed to very bright light.

Rhoeo Oyster is native to Southern Mexico and Central America and enjoys bright and warm conditions. It grows upward rather than trailing, which is unique for plants in this family. This plant will be a colorful and easy-care addition to any space!

Pictured Left: Rhoeo Oyster
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"Let the soil of your Rhoeo Oyster dry out before watering and never let water accumulate or sit in the saucer after watering."
- Plant Mom

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