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White Velvet in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tradescantia sillamontana

 

White Velvet

Tradescantia are scrambling plants, some of which flower in the morning and when the sun is shining. The 'spiderworts' form clumps. The flowers of tradescantia are triangular, with three petals, and are short-lived.Tradescantia sillamontana is a low growing evergreen perennial with succulent stems and dull olive green leaves that are sometimes flushed with purple, and new stems have cobweb-like silvery hairs that make the plant appear silver. The flowers are magenta-coloured

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plant Features
  • White Velvet likes full sun

    Full sun

  • White Velvet likes very little water

    Very little water

  • White Velvet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • White Velvet likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

White Velvet

Latin name

Tradescantia sillamontana

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Commelinaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    White Velvet likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    White Velvet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    White Velvet likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    White Velvet likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown White Velvet is 1.40meters x 0.45meters 1.40 M 0.45 M

Tradescantia sillamontana

Tradescantia are scrambling plants, some of which flower in the morning and when the sun is shining. The 'spiderworts' form clumps. The flowers of tradescantia are triangular, with three petals, and are short-lived.Tradescantia sillamontana is a low growing evergreen perennial with succulent stems and dull olive green leaves that are sometimes flushed with purple, and new stems have cobweb-like silvery hairs that make the plant appear silver. The flowers are magenta-coloured


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Mid Spring

Plant out garden species from autumn to spring in any fertile and moist soil in full sunlight. As the plants establish, pinch out regularly to promote bushy growth.

 

Propagation by division.

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Divide garden plants between late autumn and early spring. Place two hand forks back-to-back near the middle of the plant. Gently push the handles back and forth so that the prongs gradually tease the plant apart. Repeat the process with each portion to divide the plant into more sections, making sure each section has a healthy bud. Discard the old, woody growth from the centre of the plant. Some fibrous-rooted perennials, form a loose crown of many stems and can be simply pulled apart by hand without damaging the plant. You can also take off separate stems growing at the edge of the plant, just make sure each portion has its own roots.

 
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