Written by Maggie
Dec 02 2021
Cobweb spiderwort (Tradescantia sillamontana) is a fleshy perennial herb in the family Cobescantia. Cobweb spiderwort has a tuft of plants with erect or slightly prostrate stems, 15 to 20 cm tall. The stubby fleshy stems are stiff and straight, and are covered with thick white hair.
Cobweb spiderwort is a fleshy perennial herb. cobweb spiderwort is tufted, stems erect or slightly prostrate, 15-20 cm tall, short fleshy stems stiff and straight, covered with thick white long hair.
Cobweb spiderwort leaves are alternate green or brownish green, slightly fleshy, ovate, ca. 2 cm long and 1 cm wide, also covered with dense white hairs.
Cobweb spiderwort has small lavender pink flowers at the top of the stem. Cobweb spiderwort blooms flowers in the summer.
Cobweb Spiderwort (Tradescantia sillamontana) is native to Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and other countries in Central and South America, and can be grown in many parts of the world.
Cobweb Spiderwort likes warm, humid environments and sufficient and soft sunshine. It can withstand semi-shade and drought, but not cold. Avoid hot sun exposure and water accumulation in the pot soil.
Cobweb spiderwort grows at an optimum temperature of 16 ~ 24℃, and can be preserved in a place with bright light and no direct sunlight.
Cobweb spiderwort propagation can be combined with repotting to divide plants. The method is to pour the densely growing plants out of the pot, and then divide them for planting. Cobweb spiderwort can also be cut in the growing season with the top of the stem in the sand or vermiculite cuttings, inserted in the half shade, keep the soil moist but not water, at 20 ~ 25℃ conditions, 2 weeks or so can root.
During the growth period, keep the basin soil moist and not stagnant water. When the air is dry, clean water can be used to spray the Cobweb spiderwort and the surrounding ground, but the water can not stay on the leaf for a long time, otherwise it will cause leaf decay. Apply decayed thin liquid fertilizer or compound fertilizer once a month, but fertilizer quantity should not be much, lest stem, leaf grow too prosperous, make plant form messy. Summer high temperature can be appropriate shading, and strengthen ventilation, otherwise due to stuffy, humid Cobweb spiderwort decay. Winter in the indoor sunny place, moderate watering, 8 ~ 10℃ can be safe over the winter. Because the Cobweb spiderwort grows faster, the cultivation should often trim plastic, in time will be too long stem cut short, remove the lower part of the yellow withered leaves, in order to maintain the neat and beautiful plant form. Because the Cobweb spiderwort is covered with long hair, stained with dirt after it is difficult to remove, so fertilization should be extra careful to prevent fertilizer liquid pollution of the plant, and put the flowerpot in the indoor clean place maintenance, to avoid outdoor rain pollution of the leaves. Repot once every year in spring. The basin soil requires loose and fertile, with good drainage permeability, can be used leaf rot soil 2, garden soil 1, coarse sand or vermiculite 3 mixed soil planting, and add a small amount of bone meal as the base fertilizer. Since the new Cobweb Spiderwort plants are more ornamental than the old ones, new plants should be bred frequently to renew the old ones.
Cobweb Spiderwort (Tradescantia sillamontana) has not been introduced into China for a long time, but it has a unique shape. Its long white hair is unique among all kinds of ornamental plants, and its delicate and eye-striking lavender floret is an ornamental flower with excellent flowers and leaves. And fold leaf grass Cobweb spiderwort form exquisite lovely, full of natural wild interest. Cobweb spiderwort conservation is relatively simple also, suits the family to cultivate appreciation very much, often make small potted plants, adorn the place such as a few cases, desk, windowsill, pure and fresh and refined, quite distinctive feature.