Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. atropurpureum 'Variegatum', Pseuderanthemum variegatum, Variegated False Eranthemum. Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum
Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. atropurpureum 'Variegatum', Pseuderanthemum variegatum

Variegated False Eranthemum
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Polynesia
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliagePink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. atropurpureum "Variegatum", or Variegated False Eranthemum is native to Polynesia and makes a great addition to any landscape. This small shrub usually grows 2-5 feet tall with actively growing foliage and ornamental foliage that make it an attractive addition to any garden. It is a hardy plant and quite drought tolerant, though it likes to be watered regularly.

When in bloom, bright pink flowers will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and make for an enjoyable sight. This shrub does best in full sun or semi-shade and is not suited for a cold climate, growing best in USDA Zones 9-11.

For a healthy plant, it is best to prune the plant regularly to keep it from getting too lanky and out of shape. Ensure that the soil is well drained and free from any standing water. Additionally, it needs to be fertilized twice a year with a general fertilizer and requires regular watering for optimal growth. If planted in a pot in a cold region, the pot should be protected during winter months and the plants should be watered frequently.

Overall, the Variegated False Eranthemum is an attractive addition to any garden that provides with lovely foliage and is easy to care for.

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