Buddha's Lamp (Mussaenda philippica)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Small flowers appear in the center of the showy white or salmon-pink bracts
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Toxicity: Other: Hairs on the leaves and stems may cause contact dermatitis and skin irritation.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Plant ID by joso61 Sep 25, 2019 8:26 AM 1
What Plant Is This? by seorcasm Feb 22, 2019 9:58 PM 9

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