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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. carruthersii 'Reticulatum'

Scientific name: Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. carruthersii 'Reticulatum'

Synonym: Pseuderanthemum reticulatum, Eranthemum reticulatum,
Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. reticulatum

Common name: Yellow-vein Eranthemum, Golden Pseuderanthemum,
Spekled Eranthemum, Eldorado, Golden Net-bush

Chinese name: 拟美花 (ni mei hua)

Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Vanuatu
Category: Evergreen shrub
Photo taken at: Klang

How to grow :
Light : Full to partial sun
Soil : Rich, moist but well-drained medium
Water : Regular
Prune : To maintain shape
Propagate : Stem and tip cuttings

Features : Can be grown as an ornamental or in mass-planting. It can reach a height of 1 m tall.

Pseuderanthemums plants are hosptlants for the Autumn Leaf (Doleschallia bisaltide) butterflies.Reference - Butterflies of Singapore blog.

Links for further reading:
1. Flora and Fauna by National Parks Board, Singapore
2.  Tropical Shrubs by Horace F. Clay, James C. Hubbard and Rick Golt


  1. Ciekawy i bardzo ładny krzew. Pozdrawiam.
    Interesting and very nice shrub. Yours.

  2. Hi Autum Belle nice photo, this plant can grow like hedge plant or not? how long it takes for flowering?

    1. Ummuaidan, I have seen it in mass-planting as a hedge or bush outside and at gate entrances to homes and properties.


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