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Perilepta dyerianus - Plant

Note: The image is for reference purpose only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height etc.
It is actually a heat-loving herbaceous perennial, but is usually treated as an annual, since even the slightest breath of frost will turn it to mush.
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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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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.

References

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