The Exotic Tibouchina Urvilleana

Tibouchina Urvilleana

A native of Brazil, princess flower, Tibouchina urvilleana are a beautiful tropical and sub-tropical flower and it is the perfect plant if you are looking to add purple flowers to your tropical garden.

Its large breathtaking purple flowers and soft hairy leaves add interest and a burst of color to any landscape that really stands out when its in bloom to give your tropical garden that definite wow factor.

It can also be used as an indoor container plant in cooler regions around the world, but you need to make sure that it gets lots of light and warmth which is just what most all tropical plants need and want.

Though it is usually grown as a shrub here in the us, it sometimes becomes large enough to form a small ornamental tree depending on how you prune it.

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Tibouchina Urvilleana

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Tibouchina Urvilleana

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Tibouchina Urvilleana Exotic flower guide growing tips

Zones 9-11. Can be grown in 8, but winter frost will cause it to die back until warmer temperatures then it will return.

The Princess Flower is 10-20 feet at mature size; can be pruned to be more compact as a small tree or bush. You can make the The shape round or vase-shaped.

Plant yourtibouchin ruvilleana, glory bush in full sun, it can tolerate some afternoon shade, especially in the hottest zones.

Foliage, Flowers of Princess Flower Leaves are 2-6” in length and 1-1.5” wide, covered in soft hair and often tipped with red around the edges.

Flowers are 3-5” wide and a deep, vibrant purple. Princess flower can produce blooms year-round.

The large, vibrant purple flowers and soft, hairy leaves work well in sensory gardens.

Growing Tips For Princess Flower

Grow in rich fertile soil that is well draining. Soil is best if it is slightly acidic. Fertilize after each time it blooms.

Propagate using softwood cuttings.

Protect against frost and strong winds.


Prune to maintain a rounded shape. Pinch new growth to encourage branch formation. Prune lightly after blooming its really simple.

Pests & Diseases of Princess Flower

Occasionally scale, nematodes, and geranium budworm. Mushroom root-rot can occur if over-watered.

Tibouchina Urvilleana

Tibouchina Urvilleana

After looking at the pictures and seeing how easy it is to grow, can you understand why I put these beautiful flowers on my exotic flower guide?

Regardless this incredibly stunning flower deserves to be on my list of exotic flowers, I'm sure you'll agree and will want to plant one in your garden too.

Its Latin Name is Tibouchina urvilleana and sometimes it is listed as Tibouchina semidecandra jsut to make it more complicated.

Its Common Names are Princess flower, glory bush, purple glory bush and lasiandra.

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