Brown Spiderwort (Siderasis fuscata)

Western, PA(Zone 6a)

Eastern Brazil

Common name: Brown Spiderwort
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Siderasis
Species fuscata

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Niagara on the Lake, Canada

I went to a plant show and sale today at our local university and I bought one of these plants. They had siderasis fuscata on one side of the tag and brown spiderwort on the other. I had never heard or seen one so I bought it and it says in one of the plant books that it requires a terrarium to grow in. Is this true or does it just need high humidity?


Western, PA(Zone 6a)

This photograph is from a Conservatory. Plant orginates from Brazil. Listed as being better as a greenhouse plant. In need of humid or airy conditions; Glass Terrarium or Plastic frame. Not recommended for the livingroom. Warm 62-80 F. Partial shade. Keep on the dry side.

Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Thanks golddog I'll give this a try. I do have a room strictly for plants that is high in humidity.

Here is a picture of my Siderasis. No special care. No misting. Approx. 40 years old, but many propagations. Miracle Grow fertilizer once a year. No humid conditions.

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Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)


Just got one myself and it's starting to bloom.

You comments are precious. so much for horiticultural laws.....LOL


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