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Last Update 06/03/08

Plant of the Month

Mussaenda glabra

 Dwarf Mussaenda

 Dwarf Mussaenda is a unique flowering perennial that has yellow flowers with pendent obovate white sepals. Grow as a free-standing specimen or in a shrub border.  Dwarf Mussaenda is an evergreen shrub of the Rubiaceae family.

Dwarf Mussaenda

Plant Facts:

Common Name:   Dwarf Mussaenda

Botanical Name:   Mussaenda glabra

Family:  Rubiaceae

Plant Type:  Evergreen shrub

Origin: Tropical Africa, Asia, and Malaysia

Zones: 9 - 11

Height:  24"

Rate of Growth: Moderate

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Soil Requirements:  Moist, well drained, moderately fertile

Water Requirements: Water freely when in full growth

Nutritional Requirements: Balanced liquid fertilizer monthly

Light Requirements: Full light, but shade from hot sun

Form:  Rounded evergreen sub-shrub

Leaves:  Prominently veined, downy leaves, 3-6in long

Flowers: Narrowly funnel-shaped, golden yellow flowers, with pendent, obovate creamy-white sepals to 3in long, produced in terminal cymes 3in long, throughout the year

Fruits:

Pests or diseases:  

Uses:  Free-standing specimen or in a shrub border

Bad Habits: 

Cost:  $$ -- Reasonable

Propagation:  Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Sources:  A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

 
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