LATIN NAME: TIBOUCHINA LEPIDOTA
Purple-flowering plants are prized in South Florida, and this little shrub will reward you with incredibly gorgeous royal-purple blossoms. The flowers appear on and off during the warmer months of the year.
Amount of Sunlight: Part Sun / Partial Shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly, Do not overwater
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-10
These evergreen shrubs only need an occasional shaping trim. They may thin or defoliate in cold weather. Wait until late spring (April) to cut out any branches that may look dead. Fertilize 3 times a year - spring, summer and fall - with a good-quality granular fertilizer. You can supplement feedings with applications of bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer to promote heavier bloom.