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Christia obcordata, Christia subcordata, Lourea obcordata, Butterfly Stripe Plant, Swallowtail, Iron Butterfly, Cordata

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Christia obcordata, Christia subcordata, Lourea obcordata

Butterfly Stripe Plant, Swallowtail, Iron Butterfly, Cordata
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: SE Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersOrnamental foliage

Extremely new to the house plant world, a very unique plant wherein the leaves are triangular in shape and infused with pinks, bronze and mauve colors. Perennial herb from Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan, very ornamental. Stems are thin, leaves are very fine and tender. Plant looks made of silk. Leaves have shape of butterfly wings. Dark red stripes over bright light green foliage. Requires shady location and lots of water. Leaves will burn by direct rays. Wonderful houseplant and a conversation piece. Prefers shaded window environment. Leaves look like butterflies in flight. Stays small.


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