Q. I have a question about my tricolor Moses in a boat plant. (Tradescantia spp.)
Dear Botanist: Without a picture or not seeing the plant, it is hard to help you, but I will try! Sometimes the plant is a ground cover type plant that has spiky foliage. However, there are forms of Moses in a Boat (Tradescantia is the botanical first name) that are very vine-like and can be grow on frames or forms. It sounds like you have the vine-like kind of Moses in a Boat. If you Google "Vining Tradescantia" you may see pictures of your plant.