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Hemigraphis alternata

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Hemigraphis alternata. This species is slightly hairy with prostrate stems that root down freely. The heart-shaped to ovate scalloped leaves are silver-grey above and purple beneath. White flowers are produced in terminal spikes from spring to summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown usually as foliage plants.

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  • Hemigraphis alternata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Cut back straggly stems.

Propagation

Stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly may be a problem.

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