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Tradescantia sillamontana

Archive entry 08.11.15

18th April 2014

When I was a student a curious Tradescantia started to circulate under the name 'White Velvet' and for a number of years I grew it on a windowsill in the sun. Short stems covered in long white hairs that spring from a compact basal plate that is almost a rhizome. I had it for several years, and eventually discovered that it was Tradescantia sillamontana and was left with a general affection for it that saw me buy another this spring and plant it in the Agave house.
It comes from the drier states of northern Mexico, so it is well suited to the company of Agave and I am hoping it will be moderately hardy.

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