Mussaenda Erythrophylla Plant

575.00

  •  Live plant along with the plastic pot.
  •  Plants height with pot is 12-18 inches with a 6-inch Pot.
  •  Plants nature is outdoor, loves full sun & water regularly.
  •  Annual Flowering & hardy plant.
  • Ornamental plants for gardens and landscapes.

Description

Description

Mussaenda Erythrophylla Plant

Mussaenda erythrophylla, commonly known as the Red Mussaenda or Ashanti Blood, is a tropical flowering plant native to West Africa. It belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which also includes coffee plants and gardenias.

Growing nature of Red Mussaenda Plant

  • It is a shrub that can reach a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) and has a spreading growth habit.
  • The plant features large, oval-shaped leaves that are dark green and glossy.
  • The most striking feature of Mussaenda erythrophylla is its showy flowers. The flowers are borne in clusters and have a unique structure. The central part of the flower called the bract, is usually white or cream-colored, while the petals are bright red. This color contrast gives it a visually appealing appearance.
  • The plant blooms profusely during the warm months, typically from late spring to early fall.
  • It is important to note that the plant may not tolerate frost and cold temperatures, so it is typically grown in regions with mild winters or as a container plant that can be moved indoors during the colder months.

How to care for Mussaenda Erythrophylla Plant

  • Provide Mussaenda erythrophylla with well-draining soil.
  • Place the plant in a location with partial shade or filtered sunlight.
  • Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Fertilize during the growing season with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
  • Prune to maintain the desired shape and size, preferably after the blooming period.
  • Monitor for common pests like aphids or spider mites and take appropriate measures if necessary.
  • Keep an eye out for any signs of disease and address them promptly.
  • Regularly remove spent flowers to encourage continued blooming.
  • Provide support, such as stakes or trellises, if needed for taller varieties.

Ornamental uses of Mussaenda Erythrophylla Plant

  • Mussaenda erythrophylla is a popular ornamental plant for gardens and landscapes.
  • Its eye-catching blossoms and contrasting colors make it an eye-catching addition to any garden.
  • It can be utilized as a border plant or as a focal point in flower beds.
  • Mussaenda erythrophylla, can be grown in containers and also cultivated on patios or balconies.
  • Its allure to butterflies and bees adds to its popularity in pollinator gardens.
  • The blossoms of the plant used in floral arrangements, providing a splash of color to bouquets and indoor displays.

 

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 37 cm
Color

Pink, Red, White

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