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Arizona Foldwing

Dicliptera resupinata

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dicliptera (dye-CLIP-ter-uh) (Info)
Species: resupinata (ree-soo-peh-NAH-ta) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Gilbert, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 2, 2016, TucsonTerry from Tucson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have had this plant for less than a year. After the winter, it had dry papery leaves mixed with the green ones. I didn't know why, until I read on Wikipedia that this is normal. Thanks for posting that it needs to be kept consistently moist. Hoping to see flowers later this month. :-)

Negative

On Mar 14, 2010, ogrejelly from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant has a nice dark green leaf with an attractive purple flower. It grows quickly in shaded area here in Phoenix and also spreads via seeding. Unfortunately I either could not keep it wet enough or there always seems to be dead brown leaves and flowers causing the plant to look scrappy. May do well in higher/cooler climates but I could never keep this plant looking good in the low desert. .

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