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PlantFiles: West Indian Woodnettle
Laportea aestuans

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Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Laportea (la-POR-tee-a) (Info)
Species: aestuans

Synonym:Urtica aestuans

Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative MotherNature4 On Sep 26, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This nettle is found rarely in disturbed areas around Dade County, Florida. It is native to tropical America and Africa.



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