Botanical Name: Tibouchina lepidota syn. Andesanthus lepidotus
Common Name: Andean princess flower, lasiandra, Glory bush, Andenprinzessin Kübelpflanze
Type: Evergreen, medium sized ornamental tree or large shrub
Flower Color: Masses of mauve to magenta 2.4 in (6 cm) wide flowers
Foliage: Dark green leaves. Reddish, flaking bark. Leaves turn crimson as they age.
Flowering Period: Late Summer to Late Autumn
Plant Height: 10-20 ft. (3-6 m)
Plant Width: 6-10 ft. (2-3 m)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Moist
Soil Requirements: Fertile
USDA Zones: 12-15
AHS Heat Zones: 12-1
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seed at 61 F (16 C) in spring. Under glass, grow in a soil-based potting mix in full light with shade from the hot sun. During the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly; water sparingly in winter. Where temperatures fall below 45 F (7 C), grow in a cool or temperate greenhouse. In warmer areas, grow in a shrub border.
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