Eranthemum Purpureum, Kodia Purple Leaves - Plant
Description for Eranthemum Purpureum, Kodia Purple Leaves
Malabar False Eranthemum is a woody plant, about 2 feet tall. Leaves are elliptic or ovate, narrowed at both ends, hairless. They can grow to 5 inch long and 2.5 inches wide, with somewhat wavy toothed margin
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Eranthemum capense var. concanense||-||June||2 to 4 feet.||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||40 degrees F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Eranthemum Purpureum
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Eranthemum Purpureum
Special features: The variety Yellow-Vein Eranthemum is an evergreen shrub notable for its unusual green-veined creamy yellow foliage. It has small white flowers with purple-pink dotty spots at the base.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: It is a common herb found in wooded areas, and has many health benefits.