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Eucalyptus albopurpurea, Purple-flowered Mallee Box, Port Lincoln Mallee

Eucalyptus albopurpurea

Purple-flowered Mallee Box, Port Lincoln Mallee
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Lepisanthes amoena (formerly known as Syzygium amoenum) is an attractive evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia. Growing to a height of 4 feet (1.2 m), it has glossy green oval leaves and emits a pleasant aroma. During the warmer months, it displays impressive bright pink flowers that captivate attention.

Lepisanthes amoena can be grown in a large container as long as it is kept sheltered from frost and other harsh weather conditions. If necessary, the pot should be brought inside or placed in a sheltered spot during the cold winter months. The pot should be filled with an insulated potting soil mix that is not overloaded with fertilizer and is not allowed to dry out completely. Fertilizers and growth stimulants can be used to encourage strong and healthy growth.

Lepisanthes amoena requires regular pruning, as this can help form its natural shape and promote better flowering. Care should also be taken not to overwater or allow the soil to get too wet, as this can cause root rot. It should also be provided with ample light and a humid environment.

This low maintenance, tropical shrub is ideal for garden or yard decoration. With the right amount of care and coverage for the roots, Lepisanthes amoena will blossom again year after year, displaying its impressive bright pink flowers.


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