Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta – Plant

Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta – Plant

Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing ground cover in the garden.


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Depending on where you live, you may call this plant moses-in-the-cradle, moses-in-a-basket, boat lily and oyster plant. Whatever you call it, Rhoeo makes an excellent and fast growing ground cover in the garden.

Rhoeo is a short-stemmed tender foliage plant which makes attractive small, dense, spreading clumps. In the axils of the leaves, they produce small white flowers.Temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above this will cause damage to the plant, but will not kill it.

Rhoeos also enjoy partial shade to full shade. Rhoeos are normally grown due to the fact that they are very drought tolerant.

This is a plant where it will be happier if you err on the side of dry and water this plant less.If you live in an area that normally gets large amounts of rain, your Rhoeo may not grow well in your garden no matter what you do.If this is the case and you still wish to enjoy the beauty of Rhoeos, you can either plant them in a container or you can try planting them under trees. Trees tend to suck up much of the water under their canopies and provide shade, both conditions will make your Rhoeo happy.


The Rhoeo Spathacea compacta provide an excellent look and are considered best for indoor cultivation.The leaf extracts of the Rhoeo plant can prove an effective cure for fever, cough and bronchitis.The Rhoeo plant can also grown in gardens owing to its ornamental features.


  • The Rhoeo Spathacea compacta are fairly easy to maintain if the basic care is provided.
  • The plant thrives well in both indoor and outdoor setting. The plant can tolerate tropical and temperate temperatures.
  • The plant grows well in a temperature range of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.


  • The plant can grow up to 1 feet in height.
  • The minimum height of the plant is 0.5 feet.


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