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Achimenes 'Pulcherrima'

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achimenes (a-KIM-ih-neez) (Info)
Cultivar: Pulcherrima

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ApopkaJohn On Jul 8, 2010, ApopkaJohn from Apopka, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Recieved small pencil size tubors that were slow to sprout but came up outside in a large pot. The foliage was tender and slow growing without fertilizer. Leaves got burn spots by watering in the day time. Probably better as an indoor pot plant.

Regional...

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

Midland City, Alabama
Chiefland, Florida
Clemmons, North Carolina
Timberlake, Virginia



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