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Hemigraphis repanda

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemigraphis (hem-ee-GRAF-iss) (Info)
Species: repanda (REP-an-duh) (Info)

Synonym:Pseuderanthemum sinuatum

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By tip layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Happy_1 On May 11, 2005, Happy_1 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have this plant as ground cover in full sun. It has been doing great for about 8 month, (over the "winter"). It is now covered with the cutest little white flowers. It spreads great.

Positive sugarweed On May 10, 2005, sugarweed from Jacksonville & Okeechobee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Had this plant in both of my folage pots by the front door last year and just got one pot to split for them this year.
It did very well until it was frost-bitten.
I love the silver/green leaves with burgandy undersides.
It's a proven winner. It also spills over edge of pot and trails nicely.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Huntersville, North Carolina
Orocovis, Puerto Rico

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