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PlantFiles: Dragon's Breath
Hemigraphis repanda 'Acanthus'

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

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Annuals
Groundcovers
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Dark/Black
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive artcons On Jul 14, 2005, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I have had my plant four years. It did not do well in full sun so I moved it to a container in mostly shade. It's a slow grower. It has delicate dark green top-dark purple underside leaves which are heavily veined. It blooms continuously throughout the year. It rarely drops leaves and is frequently visited by butterflies & bee's even though it's under a shade tent. Once established it requires a minimum of water.

Regional...

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

Brooksville, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Odessa, Florida
Marietta, Georgia



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