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Ruellia chartacea, Ruellia colorata, Colorama

Ruellia chartacea, Ruellia colorata

Colorama
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Very rare species. Brilliant scarlet bracts color for Christmas, and stays bright carmine several months; stout branched shrub of easy greenhouse culture. Does well in a semi-shade environment, must be pruned once or twice a year to keep it compact and bushy. Once the foliage is well developed, add a handful of flowering fertilizer to encourage flowering.


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Ruellia colorata - Colorama

Colorama - rare ruellia. Brilliant scarlet bracts color for Christmas stays bright carmine several months.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot