Dwarf Mussaenda, White Wing
Mussaenda luteola

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Mussaenda (mew-say-EN-duh) (Info)
Species: luteola (loo-tee-OH-la) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Deland, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gotha, Florida

Sanford, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Humble, Texas

New Waverly, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 18, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very interesting small, sub shrub with delicate pale yellow blooms. The leaf on the end of the stem is white to indicate that a future bloom will appear. This leaf then falls off. It likes summer shade and moist soil here in Houston.