Brillantaisia subulugurica

This "Giant Blue Salvia" is a shrub from Cool-tropical Africa. It grows in a quintessentially tropical shape, with large opposite dark green leaves and monumental sprays of electric blue-purple flowers, lasting for some months. Grows in the coastal Mediterranean.

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This "Giant Blue Salvia" is a shrub from Cool-tropical Africa, 1-2 m tall. It grows in a quintessentially tropical shape, with large opposite dark green leaves and monumental sprays of electric blue-purple flowers, lasting for some months.

It grows well in the warmer coasts of the Mediteranean. It can be trimmed very low in winter to promote new upright growth in warm weather. It is very fast growing.

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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.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Africa
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 150cm-200cm
Botanical family Acanthaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Woody
Color Blue
Care Pot
Shape Shrubs
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.