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Isoplexis canariensis

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  • Isoplexis canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Isoplexis canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1m to 1.6m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange yellow, brown
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Isoplexis canariensis. This is showy species. It is an upright shrub which will grow to about 1.5m tall with a similar spread as it matures. The leaves are long and narrow almost leathery and slightly felty in texture. The flowers are produced in spikes of flared tubular blooms, mainly in the summer, and come in shades of orange-yellow through to rusty orange to yellow-brown.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Madiera and Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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  • Isoplexis canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Remove spent flower spikes.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and whitefly.

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