A large shrub, Sannantha similis (Babingtonia) can grow up to 5 to 10 feet tall and up to 2 to 5 feet wide. It can cope with a wide range of climates and is hardy in USDA Zones 9-11. This semi-shade loving shrub needs moderate water and the best condition for its proper growth is in moist, well-drained and sunny situations. The fine foliage of Sannantha similis displays bright green coloration with white and off-white flowers in summer time.
When growing Sannantha similis in colder areas in a pot, it is best to choose a medium sized pot with drainage holes at the bottom to ensure proper drainage. Soil should be a mixture of potting soil, compost or all-purpose soil, sand, and perlite. Place the pot in an area that receives partial shade, and make sure to water the plant deeply at least once a week. It is also essential to protect it from winter frost. Give it an extra layer of mulch like straw or bark and bring it inside into a cool environment.
Sannantha similis is a wonderful addition to any garden, and it will definitely enhance its visual appeal with its small leaves and vibrant flowers. Its low maintenance needs and hardiness makes it a great choice for any gardener looking for a beautiful, hardy, easy to care for shrub.