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Monkey Flower Plant

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Lovely | Rewarding | Active

Also called Monkey Flower or Trailing Velvet Plant, Ruellia Makoyana is a fan favorite for its tendency to bloom adorable little pink flowers several times throughout the year! With its lovely, symmetrical leaf growth pattern and its slight fuzz, this is a lovely addition to any plant collection.

The fuzzy leaves grow in collections of three along thin gtems that love to spread out everywhere, with regular blossoms of small pink flowers at their tips. With proper care, this plant will grow to be around 6 to 12 inches tall and will trail 8 to 10 inches.

Lighting: Low to medium indirect

Water: Copes well with dry conditions, allow top ~1/2" of soil to dry between waterings. Be careful not to overwater

Soil/Potting: Plant in a well draining soil (cactus mix or potting soil and sand 1:1) in a container with a drainage hole and made of slightly porous material like ceramic. Keep soil shallow to allow for proper drying. Repot annually or when plant exhibits discoloration without the presence of any mis-watering habits

Fertilize: Monthly with bacterial inoculant recomended for steady growth and to promote flowering

Temperature: Room temp, protect from harsh fluctuations in temperature particularly in the winter

Toxicity: Non-toxic for humans and pets; still definitely not tasty..

 

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