Name of Indoor Plant

Started by Jennifer - 5159 Monday, 22 February 2016

I had this lovely indoor plant back in 2009. I came across the photo the other day. I would like to purchase another one, but have no idea what it is called, and cannot find one in all my frequented nurseries. It was a slightly wandering plant with small purple trumpet flowers. The leaves were a dark green with a noticeable white stripe down the centre. I had a lipstick plant planted in the pot as well. It loved the bright window I had it near. Enjoy your weekly e-mail. Thank you. Jen

Barbara - 3196 Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Hello Jen, I believe your plant may have been a Streptocarpus, Some nurseries sell a common one under the misnomer "Nodding Violet" But there are many other lovely varieties. These plants are related to African violets so perhaps contact your local society or a specialist grower good luck, Barbara.

Maxine - 6026 Monday, 07 March 2016

Hi Jennifer, I have this plant growing and thought it was a Ruellia but Google does not bear that out. Neither does it look like Streptocarpus. I have had it in a pot for many years getting morning sun and dappled afternoon shade. It self seeds into any nearby pot. Maxine

Jennifer - 5159 Monday, 07 March 2016

Hi Maxine Thank you for your answer. You are correct. Its full name is Ruellia Makoyana. I have purchased a new one. The one I had was grown indoors, and was lovely. Is yours outdoors? Jen.

Maxine - 6026 Monday, 07 March 2016

Hi again Jennifer, Have a look at plant reference index on this site it is there! Ruellia Makayona Maxine

Maxine - 6026 Tuesday, 08 March 2016

Hi Jennifer, Mine has always been outdoors in a large pot in a North facing position but was protected by a Virginia creeper in the heat of a summer day and trees sheltered it from the afternoon sun. Having moved from that house it is now in the ground in an easterly / morning sun, afternoon shade position, I am yet to see how it goes. I do know it gets very poorly in full sun where it was at my daughters while I was in the process of buying my current house. Maxine


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