Tradescantia spathacea ‘sitara’ gold
Tradescantia Spathacea, also known as ‘Sitara’s Gold’ is a small and low-growing succulent plant, produce rosettes of coppery gold leaves with deep burgundy undersides and form rosettes. It is a very attractive foliage plants. The leaves are covered in soft pale hairs the their bases form a sheath around the stems.
CLASSIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
||Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
||Of horticultural origin
|Preferred Climate Zone
|Local Conservation Status
DESCRIPTION AND ETHNOBOTANY
||It is a herbaceous plant growing in a clump-forming rosette form and grows about 15 to 30 cm tall.
||Its leaves are sword-shaped. The leaf upper side is coppery-gold while the underside is purple to burgundy.
|Desirable Plant Features
||Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
|Plant & Rootzone Preference – Tolerance
||Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm), Easy to Grow
||Parks & Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Groundcover, Container Planting
||Rockery / Desert Garden
|Usage Hazard – Cons
||Irritant – Sap
PLANT CARE AND PROPAGATION
||Full Sun, Semi-Shade
|Plant Growth Rate
||Over-watering may cause root rot.
||Storage Organ, Division
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
||Simple / Unifoliate
|Foliar Arrangement Along Stem
|Foliar Apex – Tip
||Truncate / Square
|Mature Foliage Colour(s) Remarks
||Top side of leaf is yellowish green, under side of leaf is purple.