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Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum

Chocolate plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite and reddish
  • Leaf ColourDeep purple

Description

Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum (Chocolate plant). An upright open sparsely branched shrub bearing elliptic to ovate, overall deep purple with various other tones. Tubular white flowers are borne in summer in dense terminal spikes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Polynesia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They grow in well-drained, moist and composted soil in partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and whitefly may be troublesome.

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