3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Monolena is a genus containing around 16 species from the Melastomataceae family, originating from South America. They are unusual perennial plants with a tropical feel, grown mainly for the leaves, they also produce pretty flowers, often pink. Many are epiphytic, growing without the need for soil substrate. Plant in a moist and airy potting medium if growing as a houseplant.
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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.