White Velvet (Tradescantia sillamontana) in the Tradescantias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Heavily covered with silvery-white hairs
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

The best growth habit of any Tradescantia I've grown.

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Plant Events from our members
needrain From April 17, 2013 to August 28, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
This easy care plant has the best growth habits of any Tradescantia I've grown and there have been several. It just get thick and woolly and stays that way. Easy to take a cutting and start again.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Unknown plant by Frys Jan 18, 2019 6:27 AM 8
Thoughts about mixed succulent planter by Crofton09 Dec 19, 2018 12:44 PM 10
Help, I cant figure out what kind of plant this is? by jslateromano Nov 15, 2018 8:32 AM 6
Plant names by SamStamport Nov 2, 2018 12:46 PM 4
What is this plant with fuzzy leaves? by terrafino Oct 3, 2017 7:48 AM 4
Multiple. House plant cuttings by Agoo Sep 23, 2017 8:58 AM 10
fear from hanging baskets by davidsevit Sep 25, 2015 9:06 AM 6
Commelina diffusa by purpleinopp Sep 14, 2015 3:43 PM 13
Tripogandra 'Purple Scimitars' by purpleinopp Nov 3, 2017 12:34 PM 43
Plants with texture by Kabby May 11, 2015 6:55 PM 46

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