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Dwarf mussaenda are flowering


By Bernieh

Dwarf mussaenda are flowering (Pseudomussaenda flava)

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Very beautiful Mussaenda! I love the white bracts and yellow flowers!

These plants are so difficult for me to grow because of our hard you have soft water or a lot of rain water for this plants?

3 Apr, 2009


Up until last year Delonix we had council-supplied bore water - which is what is classed as 'hard water' - and we hadn't had much rain for years until this year. So I guess these shrubs have done well given those conditions. The two shrubs I have are now both over 3 metres tall even though they are called 'dwarf' mussaendas!

3 Apr, 2009



Did the leaf tips turn brown when watering with your 'hard water?'

The leaf tips and entire leaves can turn brown from our hard water...until the plant eventually dies.

3 Apr, 2009


No Delonix - never had that problem - these plants seem pretty hardy. Maybe they were hardened a lot more in the nurseries here than over there.

3 Apr, 2009



Our water is probably much "harder" and has more unknowns in it. It's actually pretty scary to thinks what's in our water. I never drink the tap-water...only bottled or distilled water.

9 Apr, 2009

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