This plant has no fragrance
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Glory Bush Overview
Tibouchina is a genus containing around 208 species from the Melastomataceae family. They may be herbaceous perennial plants or evergreen shrubs or trees. Many of these plants are commonly known by the names Glory Bush or Glory Tree. Glory Bushes are grown for their attractive foliage and flowers, some species flowering in spring and autumn and others all through summer. Foliage may be textured and has prominent venation. Flowers are bright and saucer-shaped, in a range of colours including pink, purple, blue and white, often with contrasting, showy stamens in the centre. Naturally occurring in subtropical and tropical areas they are happy in humid, high rainfall areas. A good choice to plant in large tropical styled gardens.
How to harvest Glory Bush
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Glory Bush
Sow seeds in spring once temperatures reach 16 degrees Celsius.
Root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, both with bottom heat.
Special features of Glory Bush
The plants flower into autumn.
Attracts useful insects
Attract bees, butterflies and moths.
Can survive extended dry periods.
Can be grown in large containers, provide good drainage as they don't like soggy roots, but do like moderate watering. Use a rich potting medium.
Other uses of Glory Bush
Grown for their flowers and foliage.