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Mussaenda sp., Mussaenda

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Mussaenda sp.

Mussaenda
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: tropical Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

The Mussaenda genus includes about 100 species of cold-tender evergreen perennials, subshrubs, shrubs and climbers that are native to tropical Africa, Asia and Malaysia.

The tubular flowers may be yellow, red, pink or white and each has five spreading lobes. One sepal is usually enlarged and showy.

Mussaenda is not too difficult to grow, preferring some sun, an organically enriched and well-draining soil and water.


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