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PlantFiles: White Mussaenda
Mussaenda incana

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Mussaenda (mew-say-EN-duh) (Info)
Species: incana (in-KAN-nuh) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
White/Near White

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Monocromatico On Mar 20, 2005, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

I bought a well formed shrub, and I love it. The foliage and flexible branches look delicate, and the flowers are not as extravagant as the other mussaendas. This is an ellegant species.

Positive hjcoach On Aug 3, 2004, hjcoach from Brooksville, FL wrote:

Very nice shrub. I bought two and love them.


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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Delray Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Lithia, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
Zolfo Springs, Florida
Prairieville, Louisiana

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