‘Huasteca Canyon’


Full nameTradescantia sillamontana ‘Huasteca Canyon’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by Hatch (2022).
OriginsCollected form the wild in Monterrey, Mexico, introduced by San Marcod Growers (2022).
ClassificationIt was introduced as an unknown species, but is now identified as Tradescantia sillamontana based on the image and description from San Marcos Growers (2022).
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityRare in cultivation, only known from San Marcos Growers (2022).


Described by San Marcos Growers (2022).

SpeciesTradescantia sillamontana.
Growth habitSemi-evergreen perennial. 30cm high.
FoliageThick succuent stems with two-ranked leaves. The leaves are dully olive to grey-green in colour, sometimes blushed with purple. New growth is heavily covered with cobwebby silver-white hairs.

In shade the stems become elongated and trailing, with much greener foliage.
FlowersMagenta flowers in summer and autumn.
ComparisonsVery similar to the species.


Hatch, L. (2022). Commelinaceae: A Guide to Modern and Historic Cultivars.

San Marcos Growers. (2022). Tradescantia sp. “Huasteca Canyon”. Internet Archive link.