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