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Melastoma candidum

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Features

  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Melastoma candidum. This species is an evergreen shrub with 4-angled leaves which are veined with a hairy underside. The fragrant flowers are borne in cymes of pink to white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia India

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are frost tender and they will require full light or partial-shade in fertile, well-drained soil. You can propagate from cuttings taken in spring or summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings taken in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may be problematic.

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