How to grow Barleria repens

Barleria repens growing subshrub of the genus Barleria also known as Small bush violet or Coral creeper plant, Barleria repens perennial evergreen or annual plant and used as ornamental plant and as groundcover plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate or as houseplant with a lot of light and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or 7+ as annual.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Barleria repens flower

Flower color orange, pink, purple or red with 5 petals 1 bigger than the other 4 that are equal

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Requirements for Barleria repens growing and care:

Rich soil, moist soil, humidity, (trellising if it climbs)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
In tropic all year, as perennial spring, summer, autumn, and in colder area as annual spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead part and dead bloom

Size of the plant:
10-30cm 4-12 inches (if you let it climb or lean on something can grow to 1-1.5 m (40-60 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes (with light for blooming)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Purple, pink, red or orange with 5 petals 1 bigger than the other 4 that are equal

Scientific name:

Barleria repens

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