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Lil' Oyster Plant

Tradescantia Spathacea

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Baby Plant
Low Maintenance
Unique Foliage
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Nursery Pot
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An occasional spray of mist is my beauty secret to looking fabulous!


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


I don't need much water. If my soil is dry I'm thirsty and it's time to water me!
Botanical name
Tradescantia Spathacea
Rhoeo Spathacea Discolor; Rhoeo discolor; Wandering Dude; Moses in the craddle;
Air purifying?
Plant height (including pot)
Pet/baby safe?
Toxic to pets and babies
Growing Speed
Average grower - max height 30cm
Nursery pot size

Top tip

The Lil' Oyster Plant can become leggy if it is in too much shade. Move your Lil' Prick to a brighter spot and it will be happy!

About Lil' Oyster Plant

We all know oysters are an aphrodisiac, but Prickle thinks the Tradescantia Spathacea, or Lil' Oyster Plant, could work just as well. Just don't try to eat it as it’s toxic! This sultry baby plants green and purple foliage adds a touch of romance to your home.

To help set the mood, the Tradescantia likes to be in your bedroom or living room in indirect light. It can even handle some shade when you want to turn down the lights. Though, be warned, too much low light may cause it to turn green or leggy growth; to keep its purple and fullness, move it into brighter light.

Your romantic lil' Rhoeo Discolor wants things to move at a steady pace and is an average grower that will reach heights of 30cm. It also doesn't want to be too demanding, it's there to wingman you after all, so it only needs to be watered when its soil is dry, though it will thank you for the occasional sprits of mist! Whatever your romantic situation, one thing we know for sure is, you'll fall in love with your baby Oyster Plant!

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Tradescantia Spathacea baby plant questions @prickleplantsuk.