Pseuderanthemum Species, Love Flower, Night And Afternoon, Pastel Flower

Pseuderanthemum variabile

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pseuderanthemum (soo-der-RANTH-ee-mum) (Info)
Species: variabile (var-ee-AH-bil-ee) (Info)
Synonym:Eranthemum variabile
Synonym:Siphoneranthemum variabile

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hollywood, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Missouri City, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
2
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

On Dec 5, 2018, HoustonPat from Houston, TX wrote:

This is a Highly Invasive weed. Be advised, it can be nearly impossible to irradiate. It is self fertile. I see feckless plant hobbiests spreading it all around the Houston area. It will survive in heavy clay, dry gravel, sun, shade as an epiphyte and lithophyte.

Positive

On Feb 25, 2017, Prenzi from Townsville,
Australia wrote:

This is a 'popular' weed in Eastern Australia. 'Popular', as it is very pretty and not too invasive. We just relocate it into a shady woodland part of our garden and let it live there. It is never higher than 20 to max. 30 cm, flowers in white, mauve and purple, and has a nice fragrance. I am currently trialling it as a groundcover for warm shade, and so far it works well.

Negative

On Mar 27, 2016, Fotobuff from Sacramento, CA wrote:

Can anyone tell me how to eradicate this pest? To liken it to Kudzu is to discredit it. Invasive is to kind a word for it. In my orchid greenhouse it runs rampant. It comes up everywhere. It probably hitchhiked on some Australian Dendrobium, and has been a scourge for me since 2009. I'm almost ready to import some Australian Eastern bearded lizards that I hear savor the flower heads, but my wife nixed that..

Positive

On Sep 14, 2007, goldhillal from (Crystal) Waverly, AL wrote:

This plant came to me as a hitchhiker in an orchid pot. I thought it was pretty and let it live. It began coming up in lots of my orchid pots and then moved out into other pots. I am still happy with it but have started to wonder if I have unleashed a kudzu wonder. A little checking seemed to indicate that it hails from Australia.

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