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

How to grow Rotheca myricoides

Rotheca myricoides

Rotheca myricoides flower

Rotheca myricoides palnt care


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9