Moses In The Boat
Frank W. Kafer
kafer at crl.com
Fri Mar 1 00:56:11 EST 1996
wether at cebaf.gov (DMW Software) wrote:
> I have been trying to find the following answer for quite some
> I bought a "Moses In the Boat" plant in 9th grade and it's children
>are still living now (I have on in my office). When I first got it
>it was small (in a stryophone cup) and had a beautiful bloom that
>was shaped like a little canoe with little flowers that looked like
>people sitting it it.
> I have never seen this bloom again since the ninth grade. I give it
>sunlight and plant food but still nothing happens.
> Does anyone know what I could do to see this again, or even the
>technical name of the plane would be a help. Thanks.
>Dave - wether at cebaf.gov
The name "Moses in the Boat" was so eye catching, I had to look it
up. Botanic name is Rhoeo spathacea in the family Commelinaceae.
Other common name is Moses-in-the-cradle. Perennial outdoors in
Western Sunset zones 12-24 (pretty warm), or indoors (which you
already know). (Source: Sunset Western Garden Book , March 1995)
If you live in the western US, this is the gardners/plant lovers
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