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Ardisia elliptica, Shoebutton Ardisia

Ardisia elliptica

Shoebutton Ardisia
Family: Primulaceae   (Formerly:Myrsinaceae)
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ornamental leathery leaves and pretty pink flowers. Small size bush, this plant is very easy to grow, great for beginners as well as indoor culture. It takes low light with no problem, and needs very little if any care. Ardisias are very popular house plants.

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