Eucodonia andrieuxii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 10a) on Aug 30, 2014 10:59 AM

Eucodonia andrieuxii is one of only two species in the genus Eucodonia, which was once included in the genus Achimenes and hybridized with that plant. It is a perennial plant of the Gesneriad family, which includes the popular African Violets (Saintpaulia). Eucodonia andrieuxii requires moist but not soggy soil, a cool, bright-shade location, and regular feeding. When active growth slows and the leaves begin to die back, the plant is ready for a rest period during which watering and fertilizing should be stopped and the plant left to dry out for a while. Once new growth begins to appear, regular watering and feeding can resume. Eucodonia plants can be propagated by collecting the scaly rhizomes located just beneath the soil surface.

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