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Pink Ruspolia Plant

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CLASSIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 1.3 m

BIOGEOGRAPHY

Native Distribution Zimbabwe
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

DESCRIPTION AND ETHNOBOTANY

Growth Form Low growing herbaceous plant growing up to 1.25 m tall.
Foliage Light green, slightly hairy leaves are ovate to elliptic with entire leaf margin (8-23 cm long).
Flowers Bright red or red-orange tubular flowers are composed of 5 elliptic lobes arranged in a star-shaped pattern. The base of the largest lobe has dark red markings in the shape of a triangle. Flowers are borne in a spike-like inflorescence at the stem tips, technically known as a terminal cymose cluster.
Fruits Fruit is known as a capsule (3-3.8 cm long).
Habitat Occurs in forests, thickets and rocky hills. Also found on termite mounds.
Similar This species is similar to Ruspolia hypocrateriformis, except that it has rounded stems and slightly hairy leaves, while R. hypocrateriformis has angled stems and smooth leaves.

PLANT CARE AND PROPAGATION

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

FOLIAR

Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage

FLORAL (ANGIOSPERM)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Red
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Asymmetrical
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped
Inflorescence Type Cyme
Flowering Habit Polycarpic
Flower Colour(s) Remarks Orange-red

FRUIT, SEED AND SPORE

Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit
Fruit Type 2 Capsule

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