Tradescantia spathacea is a tender evergreen perennial with a compact, clump-forming habit with rosettes of semi-erect, fleshy lance-shaped, pink, white and green leaves which are purple on the underside.
This attractive foliage plant produces white, 3-petalled flowers and is commonly known by many common names, including Boat Lily and Moses in the Cradle.
Boat lilies are low-maintenance plants that grow best in part sun or filtered sunlight. They will grow in locations with full sunlight but should be protected from harsh afternoon rays. If your Moses in the cradle is leggy or the colors of the foliage are not bright, the plant may need more sunlight and allow it to dry out in between watering.