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Moses in the Rushes

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Question: 46-5201
I was given a Moses in the Rushes house plant. What is the Latin and what is the best care? Mickey, Old Saybrook, CT

Mort's Answer:
Rhoeo discolor has attractive green -purple leaves. Filtered sunlight in a south window will deepen the color. It is used as a ground cover in many Florida gardens. Sometimes known as oyster plant, it has l2 inch long narrow leaves. A boat or cradle bract holds a tiny blue or white flower. It needs some shade in the summer and spraying of water on the leaves. Tops of the leaves are a dark green with mauve underneath. Light fertilizer in January will bring vigor. It is sometimes called Boat Lily for obvious reasons. Upon closer scrutiny the name Mosses in The Rushes is apparent.

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