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Mussaenda erythrophylla
Scientific Name: Mussaenda erythrophylla Schum. & Thonn.
Synonym:
Family: Rubiaceae
Mussaenda  erythrophylla
Mussaenda erythrophylla 'Queen Sirikit' in a nursery in Acapulco
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Occasionally dies to the ground, but grows back in the spring

Sun Exposure: Growth sun to partial shade (partial shade is better in Phoenix)

Origin: Eastern and Central Africa, Tanzania, Congo

Growth Habits: Sprawling shrub to 10 feet tall (3 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water, likes humidity.

Propagation: Semi hardwood cuttings in March.


There is a number of species of Mussaendas native to tropical areas of Africa and Asia. They

Cultural Practices:
Apply acid-loving plant fertilizer a couple of times a year.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:


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