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botanical name:
Tibouchina organensis
Tibouchina organensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Glory Bush
synonyms:  Tibouchina semidecandra ssp. floribunda
family:  Melastomataceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: 4°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Tender evergreen shrub or open upright habit. Wooly stems and velvety greyish green deeply veined leaves. Cup-shaped bluish purple flowers, produced sporadically throughout the year.

cultivation:
Well drained, moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or part and a sheltered location. Need warm temperatures and grows best in tropical or sub-tropical locations. Can be grown in a conservatory in cold areas.

propagation:
From cuttings.

other notes:
Native to Brasil

pronunced: tib-oo-KEE-nuh or-gan-EN-sis

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