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AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Plant Family: Acanthaceae
Suggested Use: Growing in PotsPlanting Style: ExoticSeason of Interest: Spring to autumnPosition/ Situation: Summer PatioSun/ Shade: Part ShadeFlower Colour: PurpleLeaf Colour: PurpleHeight: medium (up to 6 feet)Habit/Shape: BushyHardiness/minimum temperature: Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Originally an African species, this plant was found near a Mexican volcano of that name. Makes a large leafy plant to 6 feet, with leaves up to 6" long, bronzy colour on the top and purple underneath. Great for bedding out with Cannas and Bananas as it should like the same conditions. Until more is known it would be best to keep somewhere frost free for the winter.
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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays)
Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall
Bottle tree with attractive horizontally held felty leaves. Its swollen trunk stores water. Curious fleshy red flowers appear in late winter, even on small plants.
Murdannia loriformis 'Bright Star'£6.50
A recent introduction, this attractive houseplant makes a spreading mat of leaves - pale green with a deeper green margin. A great a foliage plant, for a shady spot indoors.
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