Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family. The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose, Malabar banded swallowtail, and grass yellow and hummingbirds.
|Plant Height||20 inch (51 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||4 inch (10 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Stachytarpheta ( Purple ),Indian Snakeweed, Blue snakeweed,false verbena|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||4 to 8 feet|
|Flower Colour ||purple|
|Bloom Time ||Warm months|
|Difficulty Level ||Moderately easy|
Planting and careThis plant is similar to the Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis). Whether the two are same, is not clear. This plant produces deep velvety purple blooms continuously from spring to fall. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Baby blue eyes. Leaves appear approximately as a Apple green. It is a flower and is treated mainly as an annual/perennial, so it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Porterweed is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.96 cm (1.98 feet). This plant tends to be in bloom all year round. If you would like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, consider growing this plant.
Stachytarpheta careIndian Snakeweed is a terrestrial, annual or perennial, erect subshrub, up to 2 m tall. Taproot white or brown. Stem quadrangular, solid, glabrous or hairy. Stipules absent. Leaves simple, not lobed or divided, opposite, stalked, elliptic or ovate, more than 2 cm long/wide, usually airy on both sides, margin coarsely dentate, apex acute or obtuse,
|Sunlight ||Full Sun|
|Watering ||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season|
|Soil || Well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||26 F.|
|Fertilizer ||Use any organic fertilizer|
Stachytarpheta special feature
This pest-free perennial blooms best during warm months. It is strange how these small blue flowers attract butterflies more than large-blooming, showy neighbors. Blue porter weed gradually reseeds nearby for a fresh batch of new plants.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L
- ) Vahl belongs to the family of Verbenaceae and is commonly known as Gervao, Brazilian tea, verbena cimarrona, rooter comb, or blue porter weed
- It is one of the important plants with high medicinal and nutraceutical benefits
Note: The following information is general guidelines
- Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Stachytarpheta ?
Stachytarpheta is commonly known as Stachytarpheta ( Purple ),Indian Snakeweed, Blue snakeweed,false verbena
How tall do Stachytarpheta grow?
On average Stachytarpheta grows 4 to 8 feet
What color are Stachytarpheta ?
A Stachytarpheta plant bears flowers of color purple
When Stachytarpheta blooms?
With enough light, Stachytarpheta may produce purple flowers in Warm months
How hard is Stachytarpheta to grow?
A Stachytarpheta is Moderately easy
How much sunlight does a Stachytarpheta need?
A Stachytarpheta prefers Full Sun
How much water does a Stachytarpheta need?
A Stachytarpheta prefers watering Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
What kind of soil does a Stachytarpheta need?
A Stachytarpheta prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Stachytarpheta like?
A Stachytarpheta prefers 26 F.
How often should I fertilize my Stachytarpheta ?
To encourage Stachytarpheta growth, Use any organic fertilizer
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
Friday, 28 February 2020
I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
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