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Strobilanthes Genus

Cone-head

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General Needs

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

Description

Strobilanthes genus (Cone-head). This genus consists of about 250 species of evergreen or deciduous perennials. They produce leaves which are opposite, while the flowers bloom in compact heads of spikes or panicles, which are tubular with 5 terminal unequal lobes.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are usually frost tender and prefer full sun to partial-shade with fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed, basal stem cuttings or division in spring.

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