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Brillantaisia guianensis, Leucorhaphis lamium, Brillantaisia nitens, Tropical Giant Salvia, Fiddle Leaf

Brillantaisia guianensis, Leucorhaphis lamium, Brillantaisia nitens

Tropical Giant Salvia, Fiddle Leaf
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central and West Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowers
Brillantaisia guianensis (Tropical Giant Salvia) is a large shrub that is native to Central and West Africa, growing up to 5-10ft tall. Its dense and lush fiddle-shaped leaves are a definite eye-catcher, while its white, off-white and light blue to lavender and purple flowers add a further decorative element. The shrub is best kept in semi-shade and soil kept moist and well drained. The plant is cold hardy and can tolerate temperatures at least down to 30s F but it may have to be brought indoors if living in a cold region. Brillantaisia guianensis grows best in USDA zone 9-11. If you are growing the plant in a pot in a cold region you will need to bring the plant indoors during cold periods, as the roots can be damaged by frost. The plant can be propagated by using seeds, or by rooting from stem fragment cuttings. Brillantaisia guianensis is a great addition to any garden and its ornamental foliage is sure to turn heads.

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Brillantaisia owariensis - Fiddle-Leaf Giant Salvia

Brillantaisia - rare herbaceous shrub with unusual purple flowers and huge remarkable leaves.
Tropical Giant Salvia. Outstanding herbaceous shrub with large, up to 1 ft, fiddle-shaped lush leaves. Very unusual specimen plant, great for shade gardens, where it will grow the biggest leaves. The shrub can grow up to 8-9ft. Very pretty purple flowers. The stems are hairy and square in cross-section. Fiddle-shaped large leaves are in opposite pairs along the stems. Grows in moist tropical areas, both in full sun or shade. Forms dense, monospecific stands.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
2 Plants in stock
$19.95