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Ruellia portellae

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed, pink, blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green, white veined

Description

Ruellia portellae. There are about 150 species of evergreen perennials, shrubs and subshrubs. The flowers are funnel-shaped red, pink or blue, and appear in densely packed terminal panicles and axilliary clusters. They will produce smooth-edged, oblong to lance-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

America, Africa, Asia

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 15C and should be grown in a humid atmosphere, with partial shade, in moist, humus-rich, but well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in spring or cuttings in the spring or early summer.

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