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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Unknown Plant from Portugal Reply with quote

Here's another one I cannot tell what it is... any ideas?? The third pic shows pink petunias mixed with it... Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justicia brandegeeana.

http://www.jardimdasideias.com.br/Images/especie/0_justicia_brandegeana_01.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justicia_brandegeeana
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew that as the 'shrimp plant'. There was a craze on it some years ago in England. It was sold as a houseplant. I had one for about 5 mins - they weren't very long lived! That really is a beauty.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Silver Surfer! Reliable as always!! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sue, yes it's quite a plant! And here it's quite happy outdoors in a pots!
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