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)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Sala,

El Dorado Hills, California

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.