Ruellia colorata



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Ruellia colorata

Brazil; 1m
Planting position: Semi-shade.Ideal for tropical regions.
Requires regular watering.Well-draining, compost-enriched soil.Annual application of slow-release fertiliser.Pinching out of growing tips and cutting of spent flowers.Watch out for rust.
Propagate from late spring tip cuttings.

Red, tubular flowers, with yellow throats are borne on the greyish stems.

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