|Full name||Tradescantia spathacea ‘Sitara’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established with a description by Hatch (2022).
Also known as:
The most widely-used established name, ‘Sitara’, is now accepted for this cultivar.
|Origins||Origins recorded in a withdrawn application for plant breeder’s rights by Hansoti (2005). Discovered among unnamed Tradescantia spathacea plants in 2002 in India. Selected by Ashish Hansoti from Mumbai, India. Introduced by Ornamentex B.V. from ‘s-Gravenzande, the Netherlands.|
|Classification||The species Tradescantia spathacea is sometimes sold under its botanical synonyms Tradescantia discolor, Rhoeo spathacea, and Rhoeo discolor.|
An application for plant breeder’s rights in the EU was withdrawn before the protection was granted (Hansoti, 2005).
|Availability||Mass-produced and widely available around the world.|
|Growth habit||Compact, upright rosettes, which eventually trail as the stems get longer.|
|Foliage||Long thin leaves, with narrow green and pink stripes.|
Brickell, C. D., Alexander, C., Cubey, J. J., David, J. C., Hoffman, M. H. A., Leslie, A. C., Malécot, V., Jin, X. (2016). International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. PDF link.
Hatch, L. (2022). Commelinaceae: A Guide to Modern and Historic Cultivars.