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Aphelandra in bloom.


By Stan510

Aphelandra in bloom. (Aphelandra squarrosa (Zebra plant))

This one is a bit less robust than one I grew for 4 or 5 years,than that plant died of old age. Not long lived plants are Zebra Plants. This latest is into its 3rd summer now.

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Lovely colour!

4 Aug, 2019


Thanks Kate. It's been used by Humming birds. Not sure how much nectar the native hummers get from these tropical plants.

4 Aug, 2019


Sounds lovely Stan! Hummingbirds...we get some nice birds, but nothing so pretty and exotic!

4 Aug, 2019


It looks excellent! I used to have one in the ground a very long time ago. It did really well! I left it at the other house 17 years ago.

5 Aug, 2019


Because of what you said Kate,I did some Googling. I had no idea that there are no Hummers in the UK.
I saw some complain that Hummingbirds cant put up with the cool climate of the UK..but Anna's Hummingbirds here on the west coast range up to Vancouver -all year.
I might try that Andy..the more in ground,the less water I use and the plants look better.

9 Aug, 2019


This plant is very tropical. I tried it several times up in the SF Bay Area. In winter all the leaves would fall off.

10 Aug, 2019

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