Description for Strobilanthes glomeratus
Strobilanthes is a genus of about 350 species of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, mostly native to tropical Asia and Madagascar, but with a few species extending north into temperate regions of Asia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Persian Lilac||Pale violet||May||4.00 to 8.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Although it can survive in other zones as a houseplant given sufficient temperature, soil moisture and humidity.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||30 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Strobilanthes glomeratus
- Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.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.Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
Typical uses of Strobilanthes glomeratus
Special features: Effective as a specimen or in small groups. Shrub borders, foundations. Screen or informal hedge for property lines. Cottage gardens.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.