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Spanish Shawl, Trailing Princess Flower
Centradenia floribunda

Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Centradenia (sen-tra-DEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: floribunda (flor-ih-BUN-duh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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 softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Albany, California

Glen Avon, California

Lodi, California

Long Beach, California

Martinez, California

Richmond, California

Delray Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 12, 2008, ZZsBabiez from Lodi, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this plant for filler in a combo pot. Great color. I propagate it by cuttings. Real nice grower.. survived winter here under the carport.

Neutral

On Oct 4, 2003, scooterbug from Tellico Plains, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

Sub-shrubby trailing plant
1-3 in.pointy leaves that are bronzy-red underneath on red stems with lilac rose flower clusters.
Add Leaf mold or peat and sharp sand to soil.
Propagate by side shoots.
Will not tolerate temps under 40 F