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Golden Plume

Schaueria flavicoma

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Schaueria (show-ER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: flavicoma (flav-ih-KOH-muh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Jacksonville, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 10, 2016, grazio from Ubud, BALI,
Indonesia (Zone 11) wrote:

same experience as previous comment, in re no notable need to be kept moist. I have it growing here in Bali in notably poor soil and we have long dry season. It is not affected by "drought", and it grows in full tropical sun, gets about 6 to 9 hours of sun a day (depending on time of the year). It is easy to propogate via layering, I suspect if it just covered the canes with earth they would take. It is at an altitutde of 500m here.

Positive

On May 14, 2012, Kiyzersoze from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I find it interesting that this requires some shade and moist soil. I purchased several plants over the past few weeks at plant shows. I placed them on the side of my house in FULL South Florida western sun. Even though it has rained a lot all of the other plants have required additional water and some even burned this one seems to be fine.

Positive

On Oct 6, 2010, CostaRica from Guayabo de Bagaces, Guanacaste,
Costa Rica (Zone 10b) wrote:

I have had this plant for a few years but didn't know what it was. Very easy to grow. This year we have had a very, very wet rainy season, and it hasn't bothered this plant while it has 'killed' off some others.

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