Description for Perilepta dyerianus
They have some of the most stunningly coloured foliage in combinations of green, yellow, pink, red, maroon, etc.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Peacock plant||-||-||1 to 8 feet.||Easy|
Planting and care
This plant should be grown in the garden in bright, indirect light, or in partial shade. The lower growing dwarf varieties (6-12 inch) will create a colorful border.
|Dappled or partial shade.||Good quality soil mix.||Evenly moist soil but not soggy. Container plants also require more frequent watering than those grown in the garden.||Average temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit.||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Perilepta dyerianus
- Where the growing season is long, pinch the tips of the stems regularly to encourage branching and compact growth.
Typical uses of Perilepta dyerianus
Special features: Spectacular plant with unique foliage with 6" ovate leaves variegated with iridescent shades of blue, purple and silver.
Ornamental use: These plants are great for adding colour in the garden (or home), especially in those dark, drab-looking corners.