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Ruellia macrantha

Classification

Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Acanthaceae
            Genus: Ruellia
                        Specie: Ruellia macrantha

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil in part-shade

Features: Dark green oval to lance-shaped leaves; deep pink trumpet-flowers in winter

Uses: Tropical gardens Shrub borders Tubs Indoor plant

Zones: 10?12

Description: This short-lived Brazilian species has erect stems to 6 ft (1.8 m) high and a rounded crown of hairy, dark green, oval to lance-shaped leaves to 6 in (15 cm) long. Large, deep pink, trumpet-shaped flowers, to 3 in (8 cm) long, with spreading rounded lobes

Growth Habit: Erect stems

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