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Tradescantia sillamontana 15-20cm

Tradescantia sillamontana 15-20cm

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Product Description

Tradescantia sillamontana, commonly known as white velvet or cobweb spiderwort, is a unique and eye-catching perennial plant native to Mexico. It is treasured for its distinctive silver-green foliage covered in fine, silky, cobweb-like hairs, which give the plant an intriguing appearance. Here's a brief description and some cultivation tips for Tradescantia sillamontana:

White velvet is a low-growing, spreading plant that typically reaches heights of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) with a similar spread. Its leaves are the standout feature, as they are covered in fine, white, cobweb-like hairs that create a velvety, silver-green texture. The leaves are linear and succulent, forming a dense mat. In the summer, it produces small, three-petaled pink to pale magenta flowers that emerge from the leaf axils, adding a splash of color to its unique foliage. Tradescantia sillamontana is grown primarily for its distinctive leaves and is suitable for ground cover, container gardening, or as an accent plant in rock gardens.


  1. Location: Plant white velvet in a location with bright, indirect sunlight to partial shade. It can tolerate some morning sun but should be protected from intense afternoon sun, especially in hot climates.

  2. Soil: This plant prefers well-draining soil with good aeration. A cactus or succulent potting mix works well for container cultivation, while garden beds should have well-draining soil to prevent root rot.

  3. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Tradescantia sillamontana is drought-tolerant and prefers to be kept on the drier side rather than in consistently wet conditions.

  4. Temperature: It is best suited for USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, where it can withstand mild frosts. In colder climates, consider growing it as a potted plant that can be brought indoors during the winter.

  5. Pruning: Trim or pinch back the plant occasionally to encourage bushier growth and maintain its shape. This can also help control its spread if grown in a container.

  6. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer or a slow-release granular fertilizer formulated for succulents. Avoid over-fertilization, which can lead to leggy growth.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Tradescantia sillamontana is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for signs of aphids or mealybugs, which can occasionally infest the plant. Treat any infestations promptly.

  8. Propagation: White velvet can be propagated easily through stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem, remove the lower leaves, and allow the cut end to callus before planting it in well-draining soil.

Tradescantia sillamontana is a captivating and low-maintenance plant that adds texture and visual interest to gardens, containers, and indoor spaces. With proper care, it will thrive and delight with its unique and charming appearance.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant in flower not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description. 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 15-20cm

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