"Flour Dust Plant" Purple-hued notched flat leaves are dusted in silvery-white; modest small Madagascar native with violet urn-shaped pink hued flowers in refined panicles. Compact small habit--must have very high light to maintain the bright silvery tones; needs good air movement to encourage the flour dustings so admired by its fans. Indeed, this startling yet modestly proportioned charmer is easier to grow on a sunny windowsill than in the more humid greenhouse.
|Cultural Code||CGH HP|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×