How to grow Trachystemon orientalis

Trachystemon orientalis growing herbaceous of the genus Trachystemon also known as Early-flowering borage or Abraham-Isaac-Jacob plant, Trachystemon orientalis perennial deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant and groundcover plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 6-10a.

Leaves color green in heart shape.

Trachystemon orientalis flower

Flower color blue-purple star shape with 5 petals and big stamens, flowers looks like borage flowers and attract pollinators.

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How to grow Trachystemon orientalis 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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
30-50cm, 12-20 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 (Not in hot summer)/ Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Star shape with 5 petals and big stamens, color blue-purple flowers, flowers looks like borage flowers

Scientific name:

Trachystemon orientalis

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