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  Catharanthus cultivar
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Common Names : Madagascar periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle

  Chinese Name : 日日春, 长春花

 
Madagascar periwinkle,Rose Periwinkle
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal, Temperate
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It typically grows 20 cm to 1 m tall.
      Foliage: Leaves are opposite, glossy green.
      Flowers: Flowers come in different shades of red, purple and even white.
      Cultivation :
      It grows and blooms best under full sun. Some cultivars can bloom when the plants are only 15 cm tall, making it suitable for flowerbed.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Irritant - Sap
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, Purple, Red, White
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering

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