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Justicia adhatoda

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1.75m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 1.75m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourWhite veined red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Justicia adhatoda. This is an upright evergreen shrub, it can reach 3m in height. The leaves are mid-green and up to 20cm long. The flowers are produced in the summer; they are white with a curved upper lip and are veined red or purplish pink.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

India, Sri Lanka

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Some species need regular pruning. Tip prune young plants to promote bushiness.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the spring or early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mites may cause problems under glass.

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