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PlantFiles: 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)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Fall

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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:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Two_and_a_cat 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.


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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