Mexican False Heather (White)

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-CUHW
filler
Rs.275
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Cuphea

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

White

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Size

Large

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Balcony,Low Maintenance

Product Description

C. hyssopifolia is a compact, bushy spreading evergreen shrub to 45cm in height, with small oblong shaped dark green leaves  resemble those of Scotch heather (genus Calluna also known by its synonym Erica) and are about 3/4 to 1 in long and 1/4 to 1/2 in wide.Tolerates many soil types but requires ample moisture to become established in full sun or semi-shade.

Cuphea Hyssopifolia

Family

Lythraceae

Origin

Mexico, Guatemala

Description

C. hyssopifolia is a compact, bushy spreading evergreen shrub to 45cm in height, with small oblong shaped dark green leaves resemble those of Scotch heather (genus Calluna also known by its synonym Erica) and are about 3/4 to 1 in long and 1/4 to 1/2 in wide. They are arranged alternately the length of the stems giving the plant a fern like appearance. In tropical climates small clusters of tiny white flowers 1cm across merge from the axils (the points where the leaf attaches to a stem) to create a show of color that lasts for much of the year.

Environment

Tolerates many soil types but requires ample moisture to become established in full sun or semi-shade.

Prefers well-drained fertile soils with frequent light fertilization. When plant becomes scraggly, tips can be pinched to incorporate vigour and to attain lush growth and more blooms.

Landscape Use

Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders, Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants

Flowering plants need access to bright sunlight to remain healthy and blooming. An easy facing balcony is the best place for the plants in Indian conditions. Try keeping them in bright sunlight but also where they get a little cover from the harsh afternoon sun. Some plants which are a little tender tend to burn due to the same.

Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.

Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.

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