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

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Brillantaisia guianensis, Leucorhaphis lamium, Brillantaisia nitens

Tropical Giant Salvia, Fiddle Leaf
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central and West Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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. Seeds are produced in long, cigar-shaped pods. Forms dense, monospecific stands. Propagation: Seeds, rooting from stem fragments.


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