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Christia sp., Swallowtail

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Christia vespertilionis - Mauve Swallowtail
 Christia sp.
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Swallowtail
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageUnknown name

Leaves have shape of butterfly wings.

Species and varieties:

Christia obcordata

Christia vespertilionis


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 Christia sp., Swallowtail

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Christia maculata (?)


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Mauve Swallowtail, Butterfly Stripe Plant. Plant looks made of silk. Leaves have shape of butterfly wings. Dark mauve stripes over light reddish foliage. Wonderful houseplant and a conversation piece.
Plant seeds in well drained mix, 1/2 inch deep. Keep soil slightly moist and warm (75-80F). These seeds usually germinate readily, within 1-2 weeks.
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Per pack: 6 seeds

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