How to grow Rotheca myricoides

Rotheca myricoides growing shrub‎ to vine of the genus Rotheca also known as Butterfly bush or Clerodendrum myricoides, Rotheca myricoides perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9      +.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Rotheca myricoides flower

Flower color can be: white, blue, purple or more than one color, the flowers in butterfly shape with one petal in the bottom.

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How to grow Rotheca myricoides growing and care:

Moist soil, rich soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but for specific color it’s is recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring (in cold climate only in the spring) / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
50-130cm, 1.5-4 feet

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:
Half shade / Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Butterfly shape flower in blue, purple, white or more than one color

Scientific name:

Rotheca myricoides

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