Tradescantia Spathacea under a foldscope

An image of the leaf of Tradescantia Spathacea under a foldscope at Ekya school J.P.N. Bengaluru . This is a section of the leaf which was placed under the foldscope.


We brought some leaves of this plant from our homes and thought that it would be interesting to observe the leaf under the lens of a foldscope . We were amazed to see how beautiful the structure looked and were honestly astonished by the contents of leaf .

Also known as Moses-in-the-cradle this herb is mostly found in North America and is usually grown as an ornamental plant in many homes due to its attractive foliage. The top side of the leaf is a metallic green colour while the bottom side is a glossy purple giving it a nice look.

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