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Monkey Plant, Trailing Velvet Plant
Scientific Name: Ruellia makoyana Closon
Family: Acanthaceae
Monkey Plant, Trailing Velvet Plant (Ruellia  makoyana)
Ruellia makoyana in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Sun Exposure: Shade to light shade

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Mat-forming perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), up to 18 inches in spread (45 cm); dark green, leaves, up to 2 inches long (5 cm), with reddish underside

Watering Needs: Regular water to abundant water, prefers a soil continuously moist

Propagation: Cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Pink or purple, unscented flowers, up to 2 inches wide (5 cm), in early summer to late summer. Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

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