Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ruellia spp.

Two species Ruellia, which are R. brittoniana and R. simplex are commonly grown on the ground (as opposed to pots, around the house or office compounds . These two plant species are commonly known as purple showers, and can be mistaken for the other.

The plants usually grow up to slightly over a meter tall and  grow perennially in  the tropics. They can be grown at the side of walls to give home garden a good sight. The purple flowers are always present to add to the 'cool" feeling when taking a walk through the home garden.


Order:     Lamiales
Family:    Acanthaceae
Genus:     Ruellia
Species:  R. simplex
               R. brittoniana