Tropical Shrub Pseuderanthemum

Pseuderanthemum


The Pseuderanthemum comes in many colors and is quite an addition to Tropical evergreen gardens. It’s also known as Chocolate Plant and is a shade tolerant shrub.


The P. reticulatum or black leaf is my favorite because of its exotic dark cocoa bean color draws you in and is such a stand out plant.


Its nick name is black leaf shooting star. From time to time it will produce pretty white flowers but the foliage is so beautiful by its self that the flowers aren’t even needed.


With plants like these it makes identifying evergreen shrubs and shrub identification easy with its unique color foliage.


The Chocolate Plant is a semi fast growing shrub no matter what species you wish to grow, here is a list of plant names for these varieties starting with, P. atropurpureum, P. hansoti, P.reticulatum, P.yellow dwarf, P. graciflorum, P. graciliflorum, P. andersonii and black leaf shooting star just to name a few.



Custom Search


Pseuderanthemum

Chocolate plant .....Great Photography by Nancy J. Ondra

Pseuderanthemum

Another Black Leaf Shooting Star

Pseuderanthemum

Flowers of The Pseuderanthemum reticulatum

Pseuderanthemum

Pseuderanthemum

Click Here For Top Tropicals



This plant that is from the Acanthaceae family and originates from tropical regions in Malaya, India, Sri Lanka, Malaya and Penang and is now cultivated and grown abundantly i southern Florida and Texas.

Caring for these types of shrub is very easy, let me show you why.

All they need is a rich mix well draining soil.

Don’t plant it in full sun.

It loves moisture so make sure to keep the soil most and don’t let it dry our too long before watering again but its very important not to over water this plant, too much will cause its slow death or could cause it may cause chlorosis.

Fertilize every three months unless it s starting to look a little weak or wilting a bit then every month until it looks healthy again. Although these symptoms could also mean that it is getting too much direct sunlight.

These beautiful types of evergreen shrubs do very well if you want to grow them in a container to grow outside your home on a patio or deck some may even survive as a indoor house plant with ease.

Pseuderanthemum












Pseuderanthemum

Return From Pseuderanthemum Back To Evergreen Shrubs

Return To Tropical Plants Flowers and Decor Home Page






Below are my favorite nurseries and tropical decor outlets to get everything you'll need to complete the look of your home!



Burpee Gardening


Teleflora


Plants & Bulbs - Shop Now - BloomingBulb





Bamboo and Tikis: Paradise At Home


Tikimaster.com






Luau party supplies, favors and decorations


Take Your Home and Garden Décor to a Designer Level With exotic handcrafted garden stools. FREE SHIPPING!





Backyard X-Scapes Logo


Low Price Guarantee on Shade & Fruit Trees





SilkFlowers.com





125x125 nearly natural silk orchids





RoomMates removable wall decals


Free Shipping $49+


Find gifts for any occasion at Arttowngifts.com.


Summer Home Decor Sale














Plow & Hearth


Bonsai Trees


Pure Kona Coffee







Save 25% on all Aquamarine & Diamond Jewelry


Beach Favors