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Boat Lily

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  • Scientific Name: Tradescantia spathacea
  • Common Name: Oyster Plant, Redskentia, Bijli Plant, Boat Lily
  • Description: It is a small and low-growing plant with rosettes of waxy lance-shaped leaves. Leaves are dark to metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath. Leaves are long and sword-shaped. This plant can reach upto 01 ft high and 3-6 inches spread. Inflorescence consists of axillary, boat-shaped, waxy pair of purple bracts with several flowers.
  • Uses: Boat lily commercially grown for bedding, rock gardens, and tropical effects, it is able to grow in pots and as groundcover small garden. the traditional use of Boat Lily is that it can treat cough, bronchitis and sprains. It is also useful as an evergreen house plant with lush tropical foliage.
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Soil RequirementBoat Lily is not picky about its soil and will grow just fine in all-purpose soil. Plant your boat lily in a soil mix that is loose, porous, and well-draining.
EnvironmentIt thrives with bright, indirect light.  Place this plant in a spot which receive plenty of sunlight each day. If it not receives enough light, its leaves may fade and its stems may become leggy. But also, if it gets too much direct sunlight, its foliage will burn and dry. Thus, maintain indirect light for this plant to grow best.
WateringJust before watering, check the top layer of soil with finger. If the top inch feels dry, water your plant and let the water drain completely. Avoid overwatering as it doesn’t do well in soggy conditions. watering should be carried out at least 4-5 times a month. Less water is needed in the winter.

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