Acanthus ilicifolius

"Holly Mangrove" is a spiny but very ornamental aquatic shrub from SE Asia. Spikes of blue-pink flowers are produced throughout the warmer months.

More details


Notify me when available

New

34,00 €

Last unit

Canarius Plants Lovers

By buying this product you can collect up to 17 loyalty points.


"Holly Mangrove" is a spiny but very ornamental aquatic shrub from SE Asia. Spikes of blue-pink flowers are produced throughout the warmer months. It is locally common in the river banks or tidal canal sides or low swampy areas of mangrove forests from South India to northern Australia. It is used as medicine for neuralgia and rheumatism and several other affections. Different authors have described the chemical properties of this species and its widespread use in China.

Buy this exotic plant in our Web Shop

We ship a robust, sun-grown plant, cultivated in a 16-20 cm pot, of variable height of 40-70 cm. This is a fast growing species and it is produced once or twice a year so the specimens can be 40-90 cm tall. We will always try to select a compact robust plant for you. In most cases we will prune the plant before shipping. This is because some plants are too tall to fit in the box and also because the upper branches are too tender, so pruning will be helpful during the transit. It will surely grow back soon because it is a fast growing plant, commonly pruned in gardens. Depending on the season, this plant can be sent bare-rooted, with the roots wrapped in moist sphagnum or perlite. Be prepared to plant it in a pot of at least 16 cm, filled with good garden soil and place it in full sun, at 14-26 C. We ship worldwide.

Visit THIS LINK and see some pictures of our exotic plants on the packing desk - learn more about what we ship !

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 70cm-200cm
Botanical family Acanthaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Woody
Color Blue
Care Pot
Shape Shrubs