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PlantFiles: Paliavana
Paliavana tenuiflora

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

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Gina_Rose 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.

Regional...

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

Hollywood, Florida



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