Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Persian Shields

A GCS friend donated her cuttings to the CG. The leaves have a unique purplish bronze coloration when grown in the right conditions. Sometimes a pinkish purple can also be seen. This is an excellent example which I usually share with the students who come visit the CG about leaves that are colored not the usual green. The plants like the shade and the humidity in the garden. Any bright sunlight will tend to bleach off the leaves to a pale purple. So in the CG they grow under the Longan tree.

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