Tradescantia Sillamontana 'White Velvet'

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-TRSI
filler
Rs.400
Pot size: 3"

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Genus

Tradescantia

Use

Balcony,Low Maintenance

Product Description

Tradescantia sillamontana (White Velvet) is a very distinctive low growing evergreen perennial up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall with thick succulent stems holding up to 2 inches (5 cm) long leaves, arranged in two ranks with each 180 degrees across from the other to give a very interesting geometric pattern.Tradescantia typically grow in moist, well-drained and acidic (pH 5 to 6) soil, though I have found the plants to be quite forgiving in the garden and tolerant of many soil conditions.

White Velvet

Family

Commelinaceae

Origin

California

Description

Tradescantia sillamontana (White Velvet) is a very distinctive low growing evergreen perennial up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall with thick succulent stems holding up to 2 inches (5 cm) long leaves, arranged in two ranks with each 180 degrees across from the other to give a very interesting geometric pattern. The leaves are a dull olive to gray-green in color, sometimes blushed purple but the leaves and new stems are so heavily covered with cobwebby silver-white hairs that the plant appears quite silver. In summer appear the single magenta flowers with three petals that are crowded into the terminal leaf axils.

Environment

Tradescantia typically grow in moist, well-drained and acidic (pH 5 to 6) soil, though I have found the plants to be quite forgiving in the garden and tolerant of many soil conditions. Tradescantia plants do best in partial shade but will do equally well in sunny areas as long as the soil is kept moist. These plants like to be kept fairly moist, so water regularly, especially if you re growing them in containers. Cutting the plants back once flowering has ceased can often promote a second bloom and will help prevent re-seeding.

Landscape Use

Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping

Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg

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