Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wigandia caracasana

Wigandia caracasana
This robust shrub from Venezuela grows to about 3 metres and is much sort after because of the impressive large leaves which can grow to about 40cm long. These leaves are a bit hairy and are said to be irritant to the skin but I have not noticed any problem with them. The pretty violet coloured flowers are held in terminal clusters and are quite profuse.
2017 update: I no longer have a plant of it.

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