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Phlogacanthus turgidus

(Syn.: Meninia turgida), Tic-tic, Lavender Bells
Phlogacanthus turgidus



Code: 90630

Price: $11.95


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Family: Acanthaceae

Here is a rare plant for the tropical plant collector. This compact plant has pale lavender-pink bell-shaped flowers that emerge from reddish upright flower spikes. The blooming period is from fall to spring. It usually grows 3 to 4 feet tall, but in the tropics may reach up to 12 ft high. Leaves are a glossy, deep green, and slightly pleated in appearance. It prefers shade, average water and feeding. Native to tropical Asia and naturalized in Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. USDA zones 9b - 11

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
basket
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
conditions
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
plant
(W) Winter
flowering


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