Shooting Stars
Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pseuderanthemum (soo-der-RANTH-ee-mum) (Info)
Species: laxiflorum (laks-ih-FLO-rum) (Info)

Category:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Eustis, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida (2 reports)

Orlando, Florida (2 reports)

Pompano Beach, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Mandeville, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Beaumont, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 24, 2006, Two_and_a_cat from Titusville, FL wrote:

I have two of these. One is in partial sun is about three years old; the other is about 6 months old and is in mostly shade. The one in the partial sun has lighter green leaves. The one in the mostly shade has very pretty dark green leaves and gets sun for about 1 1/2 hours right after mid-day. It gets pretty wilted, but comes back each afternnoon. They get about 90 minutes of water twice a week. The flowers are beautiful little purple five pointed, inverted stars. Butterflies seem to like them. They survive quite well in the ground here in Titusville, FL. The soil is sandy based. We have a lot of big trees, so the leaves drop and provide a natural mulch.