Guinea Henweed
Petiveria alliacea

Family: Phytolaccaceae
Genus: Petiveria (pet-ih-VER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: alliacea (al-lee-AY-see-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 22, 2008, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Guinea Henweed is a Florida native currently listed as imperiled. It prefers light to medium shade but will take some sun. It's a good butterfly attracting bush and is easy to propagate via cuttings. It takes trimming well. I have had mine grow to eight feet.

Neutral

On Oct 25, 2006, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a tropical weed that lacks of any particular visual atraction and spreads on partially shaded places and fertile soil. However, its intentionally cultivated by some folk because of medicinal properties. Its also a sacred plant for the Candombl faith that imputs magical atributions to this plant.