3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Monolena primuliflora Overview
Monolena primuliflora is an interesting perennial plant from the Melastomataceae family. It originates from South America, it may be found growing naturally from Costa Rica to Ecuador and in parts of Brazil. This plant has a lovely tropical feel, grown mainly for the attractively veined, shiny, textured leaves, they emerge red, turning a dark green shade with age, on red stems marked with green. It also produces pretty pink flowers. Termed epiphytic, this plant can grow without soil. Plant in a moist and airy potting medium if growing as a houseplant.
Special features of Monolena primuliflora
If you are growing this plant as a houseplant, half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil or perlite will provide the kind of soil anthuriums thrive in.
When planting in a pot, try a mix of half and half potting soil and orchid soil or perlite.