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Houttuynia cordata, Chameleon plant
Houttuynia cordata Hameleon

Houttuynia cordata

Chameleon plant
Family: Saururaceae
Origin: Japan South to Mountains of Java & Nepal
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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Foliage: Simple, alternate, oval to heart-shaped deep green leaves; 2" to 3" long; citrus fragrance when crushed. Flower/Fruit: Tiny yellow flowers on a 5" spike and with four white bracts. Cultivars: Plena: bronzy green leaves; Chameleon: yellow, green, pale green, gray, cream and scarlet leaves. Sun to light shade; range of soil types provided they are moist to wet, not drought tolerant. Leaf: Treatment of vineral diseases, external use for skin diseases. Whole plant: diuretic, genito-urinary antiseptic.




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