Asystasia sp is a scrambling plant with slender, wiry stems. It is best grown when mixed with other plants that can help hold it up. It should be pruned back whenever it begins to smother neighbouring plants. A free-flowering plant that should be grown in full sun. Propagate by cuttings. (Source: Tropical Horticulture and Gardening by Dr. Francis SP Ng).
This plant has no seeds and therefore it is unable to spread as a weed. It is normally cultivated as a garden plant.
My grateful thanks to Dr. Francis SP Ng, consultant botanist at The Secret Garden
“Asystasia sp”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on March 25th, 2011.
Have you seen this plant in your country?
What name do you call it?
Are the shoots and leaves edible like those of Asystasia intrusa?
This is my entry for Fertilizer Friday this week, grateful thanks to Tootsie for hosting it here.