Oyster Plant

Oyster Plant
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
 
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 1 ft.
Mature Spread: 1 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: High
Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Oyster Plant, Tradescantia spathacea

This unusual plant is an herbaceous, short-stemmed perennial that multiplies and spreads quickly. Have pleasing looks with pointed leaves which are green on the top side and rich purple underneath. Have high drought tolerance once established. This ground cover should not be overwatered to help prevent bacteria and fungus problems which can occur. Leaves are toxic if ingested. Sensitive to frost and temperatures below 34 degrees.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247