Branched Foldwing, False Mint
Dicliptera brachiata

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dicliptera (dye-CLIP-ter-uh) (Info)
Species: brachiata (brak-ee-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Key Largo, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 29, 2007, LindaTX8 from NE Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This native plant is a host plant for the Texas Crescent butterfly. It is found mainly in relatively moist environments in the wild, such as along creeks and rivers. It can also grow in drier environments. It can easily become invasive.