Macleania genus. This genus consists of some 40 evergreen shrubs. They have simple short-stemmed, elliptical leaves that are long, leathery and often tinted red when young. The flowers, which bloom in spring and summer, are pendent, about 25mm long and tubular.
Grown for their flowers.
You will need to plant in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial-shade. Long shoots may be shortened in winter or after flowering. Macleania are frost tender, with a min temp of 10C.
Seed in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by layering in autumn.
Watch out for scale insects under glass.
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