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PlantFiles: Ruttyruspolia
X Ruttyruspolia 'Phyllis Van Heeden'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Ruttyruspolia
Cultivar: Phyllis Van Heeden

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kiloa On Dec 29, 2010, kiloa from Miami, FL wrote:

Growing well in Miami, flowering throughout year. Like to know how successful folks are from starting this with cuttings.

Positive butterflybyrob On Jan 13, 2005, butterflybyrob from Spring, TX wrote:

a delightful surprise..bloomed July through November, went through the winter with no problems.


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

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Lakeland, Florida
Miami, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Alvin, Texas
Spring, Texas

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