Correspondingly, what is a white velvet plant?
Tradescantia sillamontana (White Velvet) is an evergreen, erect perennial noted for its oval, stem-clasping, olive to gray-green leaves densely covered with silver-white, woolly hairs. In summer, clusters of small, bright purple-pink flowers are on display for about a month.
In this regard, how do you clean velvety leaves?
There are two ways to do this: you can either dip a soft cloth in a soap/water solution and wipe the leaves carefully, or lather your hands with soap/water and gently apply it to the plant. Either way, be sure to clean both the top and bottom of the leaves, because it will also help to remove pests like spider mites.
What does an inch plant look like?
Deriving its adorable common name from the soft, velvety leaves, Baby Bunny Bellies inch plant is has trailing stems. The foliage has attractive purple undersides. It can trail to 12 inches. Burgundy inch plant features rich burgundy-purple leaves variegated with silver stripes along the edges.
Propagating Velvet Plant
To propagate, take a stem cutting at least three inches in length that features several leaf nodes.
Tradescantia are best positioned in part shade but will also tolerate full sun if the soil is kept moist.
In short, the answer is a resounding YES. The plant has sap within the stems that will bother your cat’s digestive tract. It’s important to note that usually there isn’t a toxic reaction to consuming the leaves.
Root Rot. Spiderwort grows well in moist soil, but boggy conditions can allow a water mold (Pythium sp.) to attack roots, causing rot. Symptoms include wilt and eventual death of the plant. Fungal infection begins at root tips and advances up the roots, turning them brown or black and mushy.
The simplest way to propagate spiderwort is by using nursery plants or taking a plant from a friend. Spiderwort spreads quickly through underground runners so once you have an established plant, you can get many more through divisions. You can also grow spiderwort from seed. Plant the seed outdoors in the fall.
Spiderwort is fantastic in any part-sun location. Deadhead to encourage additional blooming. Once the plant stops blooming cut foliage back almost to the ground to encourage a repeat fall bloom. … Warning: Rabbits adore this plant!