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PlantFiles: Weeping Blue Ginger, Blue Pendant
Dichorisandra pendula

Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dichorisandra (dy-kor-ih-SAN-druh) (Info)
Species: pendula (PEND-yoo-luh) (Info)

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10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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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:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lyden On Jul 15, 2011, lyden from Erie, PA wrote:

This is an indoor plant in zone 6. The flower stems dry up after blooming. The good news is that they bloom for a long period of time. Six mo this, in my case. New flower "stems" eventually form from new growth. I cut off the dried up stems. Mine likes to be pot bound and damp.


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

Boca Raton, Florida
Bradenton Beach, Florida
Cocoa, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Miami, Florida (2 reports)
Sebastian, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Venus, Florida
Erie, Pennsylvania
La Porte, Texas

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