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White Velvet (WV3)

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NameWhite Velvet / Cobweb Spiderwort
Botanical NameTradescantia Sillamontana
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan grow as much as 30cm tall
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Sun
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeAutumn
Appearance Oval ollive-green leaves covered in white velvet hairs
Hardiness Zones10-11
Native AreaMexico
ToxicityCan be toxic if eaten in large quantities

White Velvet Care

These plants are considered fairly easy to care for both inside and outdoors. This plant is healthier with access to full sun or in a partially shaded location. More sun and less water will lead to a plant that will be more silvery and compact. It will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

The White Velvet plant requires minimal watering and is considered to be drought-tolerant. Be sure to allow the top inch of the soil or potting medium to dry out before watering in the warmer months. During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis.

This plant can be toxic for both humans and pets if eaten in large quantities.

The below pictures are just for reference.

 

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions51 × 53 × 60 cm