How to grow Cuphea hyssopifolia

Cuphea hyssopifolia growing shrub‎ of the genus Cuphea also known as False heather or Mexican heather, Cuphea hyssopifolia perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and grow hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or 4-10 as annual.

Leaves color dark green in elliptic shape

Cuphea hyssopifolia flower

Flower color white, pink or purple, with 6 petals in star shape.

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Requirements for growing and care:

Well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
2-3 feet, 60-90 cm

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

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Star shape flower in colors of pink, purple or white

Scientific name:

Cuphea hyssopifolia

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