Monday, December 3, 2012

Tradescantia navicularis

Tradescantias are such common house plants, so it was interesting to discover  an interesting species that differs in many ways from the more common forms. 
It is a native of Mexico an is equipped to deal with hot and dry conditions, having evolved thick succulent leaves, it stays close to the ground in the hottest months, and with the rainy season grows longer stems and finally flowers.

Grown in lean conditions T. navicularis forms colonies of tight succulent leaves.

T.navicularis emerges from lean soil and gravel mulch.


Helen said...

Barry, you have such cool plants!

Barry Parker said...

This is the result of belonging to every Hort club in the province. This plant is from the Cactus and Succulent Club!