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Rhoeo Oyster Care

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.

How to care for your Rhoeo Oyster

Use these instructions to care for a Rhoeo Oyster. This guide will tell you how to water a Rhoeo Oyster; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Rhoeo Oyster


Your Rhoeo Oyster prefers bright, indirect light. Insufficient light may cause the foliage to fade.


Water your Rhoeo Oyster when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.


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!


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


Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.


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


Your Rhoeo Oyster will produce pups as it matures. These tiny new plants can be trimmed off the “mother” and planted in their own pots.

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What's a Rhoeo Oyster?

Botanical Classification: Tradescantia spathacea


This is a lovely, low-maintenance plant will do best in bright indirect light. Coloring will become more vibrant when exposed to very bright light and can fade in lower 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!

Fun fact

 Rhoeo Oyster has many fun nicknames, including boat lily, cradle lily, oyster plant, and Moses-in-the-cradle.

Pictured Left: Rhoeo Oyster
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Let the soil of your Rhoeo Oyster dry out before watering and never let water accumulate in the saucer after watering.
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