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Pleuropetalum darwinii, Galapagos Pleuropetalum

Pleuropetalum darwinii

Galapagos Pleuropetalum
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Galapagos Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

Pleuropetalum darwinii is an evergreen sub shrub native to moist areas of the Galapagos Islands. In the greenhouse, the plants bloom sporadically throughout the year, with the best flushes in late spring and fall. The very small orange-yellow flowers are in terminal cymes. The fruits contain very small, shiny black seeds from which the Spanish name 'Perlas Negras' or 'Black Pearls' originate.

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