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Cuphea hyssopifolia - Mexican False Heather

Genus: Cuphea.

Species: Cuphea hyssopifolia.

Common name: Cuphea
Family: Lythraceae
Botanic name: Cuphea hyssopifolia

Cuphea hyssopifolia is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub with many charming attributes including compact form and fine textured foliage.

In tropical areas Cuphea hyssopifolia is a perfect choice as a permanent evergreen groundcover. Prefers well drained fertile soil. Foliage color is prettiest when grown in broken shade.

When grown as a house plant provide lots of bright light but protect from direct sunlight. Large clumps may be divided. It is easily grown from seed planted in spring.

Photos of this plant

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