Ruttya fruticosa

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Hamad Ahmed Kisana
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Ruttya fruticosa

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » December 11th, 2013, 10:30 pm

Botanical Name Ruttya fruticosa
Family Acanthaceae
Genus Ruttya
Specie fruticosa
Common Name Hummingbird Plant, Rabbit Ears
Life Cycle Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cultivar Name orange
Fragrant or Not no
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) shrub
Height 4-6 ft.
Spacing 36-48 in.
Flowering Months blooms with intervals.fall
Flower Color orange
Growing Areas All hot areas of Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure full sun
Soil pH mildly acidic
Propagation from cuttings
Uses ornamental shrub
Other Details Glossy, dark green foliage on large rounded shrubs. Showy tubular orange flowers with shiny black patch on lower lip.This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. It has average water needs. In addition, it requires a pH range 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic). They have a varying colour, ranging from orange to dark pink/violet.This plant is perhaps one of the best hedging plants available for subtropical gardens. It flowers occasionally along branches but mostly at the terminal ends. it adapts well to pruning and hedging, is tolerant of a wide range of soils and climate conditions plus rarely gets any pests or diseases
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Re: Ruttya fruticosa

Post by M Farooq » December 12th, 2013, 12:33 am

What a unique shape of flowers!

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Re: Ruttya fruticosa

Post by Mustansir Billah » December 12th, 2013, 12:00 pm

Surely it is like rabbit ear.

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