Tradescantia sillamontana

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It is a perennial herbaceous plant. It can reach up to 40 cm in length and grow approximately 10 to 20 cm per year, depending on weather conditions and proper care. It has hairy stems, highly branched.

Adult shoots have leaves of up to 8 cm. The leaves are oblong - lanceolate and boat keel-shaped, gray-green 3 to 7 cm long. They are arranged alternately and may have purple coloration in some areas. It has a fleecy-looking hairiness that protects the plant from sunlight and water loss in both leaves and stems. Its triangular petal flowers are deep pink and can be seen in the spring season until the end of summer. Fertilize in spring and summer approximately every 15 days, with a mineral fertilizer.

Likes sunny and bright spaces. Protect it from direct sunlight during hot summers. Cultivate it in the open air only in places protected from cold drafts.
The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: 0

Water moderately in the period of growth. In autumn - winter, reduce watering to avoid possible excess humidity. It is drought resistant.

Seeds or cuttings making a diagonal cut below the knot of a stem, approximately 10 cm long and introducing it into a preferably sandy substrate, or by dividing the plant in spring or summer.

Cottony mealybug, Aphids.

It needs sandy soil, well drained and with leaf mulch.


Similar Species

Cyanotis somaliensis
Cyanotis somaliensis
Senecio medley-woodii
Senecio medley-woodii
Scientific name:
Tradescantia sillamontana
Tradescantia pexata.
Natural Habitat:
Scattered wildly throughout most of America. Native to Mexico, with endemic characteristics in the dry areas of the region.


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