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Monday, March 23, 2015

Mussaenda 'Dona Eva' - Red Mussaenda




Scientific name: Mussaenda 'Dona Eva'

Vernacular names:
Chinese name: 紅紙扇玉叶金花 (hong zhi shan yu ye jin hua - meaning red paper fan jade leaf gold flower)
Malay name: Janda Kaya

Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Philippines
Category: Tropical Shrub
 Photo taken at: Fraser's Hill


How to grow :
Light : Full sun, but can tolerate partial shade
Soil : Rich loamy, but well-draining soil
Water : Regular
Prune : After flowering for a bushy and compact shape
Propagate : Softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Features : The most attractive features are the showy flowers which are composed of a small, tubular corolla with 5 orange-yellow petals and 5 greatly enlarged sepals (bracts) of pure white colour.

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