Neomarica caerulea /Apostle Plant

Neomarica caerulea   / Neomarica caerulea
Sword-like foliage in early spring
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Scientific Name: Neomarica caerulea
Common Name: Apostle Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue, Multicolored
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: An eccellent indoor container plant that flowers from late winter into summer. After flowering new plantlets appear that develop from the stem where flowers once emerged. Their extra weight causes the stem to bend to the ground where the plantlets take root away from the parent or walk. "Apostle Plant" is derived from the belief that the plant will not flower until it has at least 12 leaves, the number of apostles of Jesus.