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Justicia brandegeeana 'Variegata'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Species: brandegeeana
Cultivar: Variegata

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive grrrlgeek On Sep 21, 2009, grrrlgeek from Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine have a funky texture to the leaves, but the pics look like they're like that too. Happy in a pot on the east facing patio. Shrubbier than 'Fruit Cocktail'. Will keep as a houseplant in winter.


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

Tempe, Arizona
Larkfield-wikiup, California
Santa Barbara, California
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Largo, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Port Orange, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Slidell, Louisiana
Hollywood, South Carolina
West Columbia, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Missouri City, Texas

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