Paliavana
Paliavana tenuiflora

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Paliavana
Species: tenuiflora (ten-yoo-ee-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Hollywood, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 11, 2006, Gina_Rose from Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

It's a beautiful plant, with beautiful waxy purple flowers that appear off and on throughout the year. It's one of only 6 species in the genus Paliavana, all of these originating from Southern Brazil.

In my yard, it is growing in mainly sandy soil, but I will update if I discover that it grows better in certain mediums.
If you keep it potbound, it will flower earlier.

I think it may be pollinated by bats in it's native country.