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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Requirements for 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:
Spring (in cold climate only in the spring) / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full sun
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Butterfly shape flower in blue, purple, white or more than one color