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