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  Angelonia angustifolia 'Alba'
  Family Name : Plantaginaceae

 
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Shrubby
      Maximum Height :
      0.6 m
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      0.3 m
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
      Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a perennial herbaceous plant which typically grows about 30 - 50 cm tall.
      Foliage: Its leaves are narrow, oblong to lanceolate, slightly fragrant.
      Flowers: Its white, snapdragon-like flowers are borne on erect inflorescence. The individual flowers are about 2 cm across. Each flower has 2 lips; the upper lip has two corolla lobes, while the lower lip has three.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Foliage)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Silver Garden, Moonlight Garden, Naturalistic Garden, Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Moderate
      Planting Distance :
      0.2 m to 0.3 m
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous
      Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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