Rhoeo discolor

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Rhoeo discolor, commonly known as Moses-in-the-Cradle or Oyster Plant, is a striking tropical plant appreciated for its colorful foliage.


Rhoeo discolor, commonly known as Moses-in-the-Cradle or Oyster Plant, is a striking tropical plant appreciated for its colorful foliage. Here’s a comprehensive care guide for Rhoeo discolor:

Care Guide for Rhoeo discolor (Moses-in-the-Cradle)


  • Bright, Indirect Light: Rhoeo discolor thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly in the morning or late afternoon, but too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.
  • Low Light Tolerance: While it can survive in lower light conditions, its colors will be more vibrant in brighter light.


  • Moderate Watering: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Rhoeo discolor prefers consistently moist soil but is susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Ensure good drainage to prevent water from sitting in the pot.
  • Humidity: Average household humidity is usually sufficient, but the plant appreciates occasional misting in very dry environments.


  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix of standard potting soil with added perlite or sand to improve drainage works well.


  • Warm Temperatures: Ideal temperature range is between 60-80°F (15-27°C). Rhoeo discolor does not tolerate frost and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).


  • Balanced Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding during the fall and winter when the plant’s growth slows.


  • Regular Pruning: Prune to remove any yellowing or damaged leaves and to maintain a neat appearance. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to avoid introducing disease.


  • Every 1-2 Years: Repot your Rhoeo discolor every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one.

Common Problems

  • Leaf Browning: Brown leaf tips can be caused by dry air, underwatering, or salt build-up from fertilizers. Increase humidity, ensure consistent watering, and flush the soil occasionally to remove excess salts.
  • Yellowing Leaves: This can be due to overwatering, poor drainage, or insufficient light. Adjust watering practices and ensure the plant is in well-draining soil with adequate light.
  • Pests: Watch for common houseplant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.


  • Division: The most common method of propagation is by division. Separate offsets from the main plant and pot them individually. Ensure each division has some roots attached.
  • Cuttings: Rhoeo discolor can also be propagated from stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem with several leaves and plant it in moist soil. Keep the cutting in a warm, humid environment until roots develop.

Additional Tips

  • Cleaning: Dust the leaves regularly to keep them clean and allow for better photosynthesis.
  • Outdoor Care: If growing outdoors, ensure it is in a sheltered spot away from harsh winds and direct midday sun. It’s an excellent ground cover in tropical and subtropical climates.

By following these care guidelines, your Rhoeo discolor can thrive and bring vibrant colors to your indoor or outdoor garden.

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Additional information

Pot Sizes

7-10 Cm


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