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Eranthemum bicolor

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Botanical name : Eranthemum pulchellum

Synonyms : Eranthemum nervosum

Family : Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Watering Schedule : Every day

Light condition : Full sun

Eranthemum bicolor also known as Eranthemum pulchellum, the blue eranthemum or blue sage, is a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family Acanthaceae. The Latin
word pulchellum means "beautiful" - as the word suggests, this evergreen shrub is very popular with gardeners because of the spikes of flowers that are bright gentian blue – an unusual color in the tropics. The flowers appear from green-and-white veined bracts that remain after the blooms fall, forming a column several centimetres long. The hairy leaves are large and dark green. A sprawling shrub which may reach a metre or more in height. It is easily propagated from cuttings.

Plant care:
Light shade is preferred in a garden; in a greenhouse it needs warm conditions.