Plant Care White Velvet

White Velvet

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.5 out of 5 (13 experiences)

White Velvet has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
White Velvet has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About White Velvet

White Velvet is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as easy to propagate and being a survivor with a whopping 264 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

White Velvet likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

White Velvet belongs to the tradescantia genus, and is native to Mexico.

Taxonomy

Tradescantia sillamontana
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

Also known as

Cobweb Spiderwort, White Gossamer Plant and Cobweb Wandering Dude

How to care for White Velvet

Water

How often to water your White Velvet

Water needs for White Velvet
0.5 cups
every 9

White Velvet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of White Velvet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for White Velvet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant White Velvet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

White Velvet may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of White Velvet in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize White Velvet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for White Velvet: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your White Velvet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

White Velvet is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for White Velvet

White Velvet

White Velvet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

White Velvet has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
White Velvet has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
White Velvet has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
White Velvet has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
White Velvet has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
White Velvet has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Tara avatar
@Tara
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 166 XP
globe Spencer, Massachusetts
10/07/2021

I love the soft green/purple colored leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Teddy avatar
@Teddy
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 299 XP
globe Henderson, Nevada
09/12/2021

I’ve had issues with keeping mine healthy, and they are very fragile. In an attempt to gently move one of the stems a bit it broke off

Browns easily Browns easily
Cilghal avatar
@Cilghal
leaf-1 108 Plants
xp 4,270 XP
06/18/2021

Love this plant. Soft, fast growing and just a super easy going addition to your home.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Krapa  avatar
@Krapa
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 113 XP
globe Accra, Greater Accra Region
06/04/2021

It’s unique fluffy leaves

Gillysplants avatar
@Gillysplants
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 824 XP
globe Aloha, Oregon
05/17/2021

I found this plant and thought it was interesting and pretty, it requires a lot more water than any of my other plants but is a great add to the collection!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Thejaneclaire
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 869 XP
globe Evanston, Illinois
05/08/2021

My dude loves hair cuts and will grow no points when trimmed. Easy to keep and please.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plantlife avatar
@Plantlife
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 7,035 XP
globe Miami, Florida
05/07/2021

Grown from a cutting. It does fine with skipped waterings, but regular waterings increases its growth rate. Its fuzzy leaves are adorable even though they are fierce protection from being eaten.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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