Centradenia

Centradenia

 

a genus of herbs or subshrubs of the family Melastomaceae. The stems are four-angled. The lanceolate leaves are opposite, but those of each pair are not equal in size. The pink or white flowers are in apical or axillary racemes. The fruit is a capsule. There are seven species, distributed in Mexico and Central America. Some, including C. grandifolia and C. floribunda, are cultivated as ornamentals.

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TIP OF THE WEEK: The most beautiful plant that is flowering right now is Centradenia grandifolia, which grows up to about 3 feet tall even as it spills all over the place.
If I had been wise, I would have planted Centradenia grandifolia instead.
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