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Musssaenda glabra, White Wing/Dwarf Mussaenda,

Musssaenda glabra, White Wing / Musssaenda glabra, White Wing
White leaves on end of shoot indicates the position where flowers will occur
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White leaves on end of shoot indicates the position where flowers will occur

Close-up image of inflorescences

Typical specimen in flower

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Scientific Name: Musssaenda glabra, White Wing
Common Name: Dwarf Mussaenda,
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a tropical plant that is a relative of the coffee bean plant and produces interesting flowers. Before a plant comes into bloom there are white leaves that appear on the tips of the shoots where flowers will occur. Then the white leaves fall off. The pale creamy-yellow star-shaped flowers occur during the warm months of the year. This is an excellent container plant, but must be protected from freezing temperatures. Provide sunlight to partial shade and a well drained soil. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.