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Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum, Shooting Star, Star Flower, Furple False Erantheum, Dazzler

Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum

Shooting Star, Star Flower, Furple False Erantheum, Dazzler
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Tropics
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Grown best in full sun, partial shade or semi-shade, the Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum thrives in well-drained soil and regular water to keep soil evenly moist. This small, upright shrub can reach a height of between 2-5 ft and produces intense pink flowers that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The evergreen foliage is a pleasant dark green and the flowers are about 1-inch across.

It's also a great seaside plant and can tolerate salt spray, making it a good choice for coastal gardens. This plant is native to the tropics, but a mature plant can be cold hardy to at least mid-20sF for a short time. However, if temperatures are expected to dip this low, it's best to keep the plant in a pot and bring it indoors during extreme weather.

To look its best, the Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum should be given regular fertilizer and should be pruned back to control its shape and size. This will promote new growth and keep the shrub looking neat and well-groomed. With proper care and attention, this beautiful plant brightens up any garden and adds a touch of color.


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Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum - Shooting Star

Shooting Star, Star Flower, Furple False Erantheum, Dazzler. Very attractive bushy, small to medium size shrub, everblooming with bright pinkish-lavender or off-pink 1" flowers resembling a star. Requires frequent pruning, otherwise becomes leggy. Lower leaves tend to drop, but when pruned, new growth forms nice dense shrub. Fertilize regularly to provide flowering.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$39.95