Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata, Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata

Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Indochina
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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It is a small shrub, often reaching a maximum height of 2-5 ft. It is native to the humid tropical forests of Indochina and grown in the USDA hardiness zone of 9-11.

This delightful little shrub boasts beautiful, bright green leaves that are accented by the striking and brightly colored pink, bell-shaped flowers that bloom during early summer and sporadically throughout the growing season. Not only is Strobilanthes hamiltoniana an aesthetically pleasing plant, but it is also considered an ethnomedical plant that has been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana prefers a semi-shade environment and regular to moderate water, making it an ideal addition to a shady garden. The plant thrives in warm and humid climates, however it can be grown in colder regions in a container. When grown in pot, this plant prefers moist soil, but should be protected from extreme temperatures and always be kept out of what little sunlight remains in order to avoid sunburn.

This lovely plant is easy to maintain and can do very well with minimal care. In order to propagate Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, it's best to use stem cuttings and place them in rich, well-draining potting soil. To ensure that this plant flourishes, it must be watered regularly, but avoid over-watering to prevent root rot and ensure healthy growth.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana is a delightfully easy to grow plant that will reward the devoted gardener with a display of colorful pink flowers during the summer months. For best results, plant this remarkable plant in a semi-shade environment with consistent and moderate water and your garden will be graced with this incredible beauty.

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Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata, Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells

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