PlantsGeogenanthusGeogenanthus ciliatus

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Large 5 to 6 inch leaves emerge bright green with a purple central stripe, changing to deep, dark purple; reverse is light maroon in color.
Flower Color: Blue
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Wows look at the deep coloration on this new leaf!

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Location: My greenhouse, FloridaDate: 2020-03-23Wows look at the deep coloration on this new leaf!
By Gina1960
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Location: My terrarium, FloridaDate: 2019-12-17I love this. I grew it years ago and now have it again
By Gina1960
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Location: Fairchild botanical gardens, Miami FLDate: 2020-02almost black ultra shiny leaves, very pretty!
By skylark
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At loss on this one by Gina1960 Aug 7, 2021 7:23 PM 25

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