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Tradescantia Sillamontana (White Velvet Plant) Profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 23 2021

Tradescantia Sillamontana (White Velvet Plant) Profile

Tradescantia Sillamontana, also called Cobweb Spiderwort, White Gossamer Plant, White Velvet, belongs to Anatipodiaceae. Tradescantia Sillamontana is a perennial fleshy herb, tuft plant, with erect or slightly creeping stems, 15 ~ 20 cm high, short fleshy stems hard and straight, covered with thick white long hair. Tradescantia Sillamontana is suitable for a warm, moist environment and sufficient and soft sunshine, resistance to half shade and drought, not cold, avoid hot sun exposure and basin soil water.  

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Tradescantia Sillamontana Plant - Most Common House Plant

Morphology of Tradescantia Sillamontana

Stems of Tradescantia Sillamontana

Tradescantia Sillamontana is a fleshy perennial herb. Plants are tufted, stems erect or slightly prostrate, 15-20 cm tall, short fleshy stems stiff and straight, covered with thick white long hair.

Leaves of Tradescantia Sillamontana

Leaves of tradescantia sillamontana are alternate, green or brownish green, slightly fleshy, ovate, leaves ca. 2 cm long and 1 cm wide, also covered with dense white fur.

Flowers of Tradescantia Sillamontana

The floret of Tradescantia Sillamontana is lavender-pink, rising from the top of the stem, which blooms in summer.

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Ecological Habits of Tradescantia Sillamontana

Tradescantia Sillamontana is suitable for a warm and humid environment and sufficient and soft sunshine. It can withstand semi-shade and drought, but not cold. Tradescantia Sillamontana should avoid hot sun exposure and water accumulation in basin soil.

Tradescantia Sillamontana grew at an appropriate temperature of 16 ~ 24℃, under which the plant could be preserved in a place with bright light and no direct sunlight.

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Uses of Tradescantia Sillamontana

Although Tradescantia Sillamontana (White Velvet Plant) was not introduced into China for a long time, it had a unique shape. The long white hair of the full plant was unique among all kinds of ornamental plants. The delicate and eye-catching Lavender flowers were an ornamental Flower with excellent flowers and leaves. And fold leaf grass plant form exquisite and lovely, full of natural wild interest. Their conservation is relatively simple also, suit domestic cultivation to appreciate very much, often make a small potted plant, adorn the place such as a few cases, desk, windowsill, pure and fresh and refined, have characteristic quite.

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