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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
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)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Heavily covered with silvery-white hairs
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early 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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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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Next to a tag that says T. sillamontana. by purpleinopp Sep 27, 2021 1:33 PM 10
Furry, "wandering jew"-looking plant. by codielane Apr 28, 2020 12:52 PM 3
Show Off Your Blooms!!!! by Jayce_KalFUNski13 Dec 3, 2021 10:31 AM 41
Plant ID help by Bossyhedgehog17 Oct 13, 2019 6:21 PM 3
Tradescantia tricolor or sillamontana from seed? by ceramicmarge Aug 21, 2019 1:02 PM 3
Mystery Plant by CambriaJ1977 Aug 13, 2019 12:30 AM 2
What is blooming for you right now? by Iluvtobake Nov 4, 2021 1:36 PM 1,754
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

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