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Christia obcordata (Swallowtail Plant)

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Life: Perennial

Size: 12-24"

Light: Bright Shade

Water: Moist

Soil: Acidic to Neutral

An excellent house, porch, or patio plant with highly ornamental leaves. They are triangle-shaped and come in all sorts of colors, including green, pink, bronze, or mauve, either solid or striped, and really do resemble the wings of a large butterfly! The stems are quite thin and dainty, and the leaves are very fine and tender; do not plant it in direct sunlight or they will burn, and it prefers a rather high level of humidity as well to protect the leaves from heat. Also sold as Christia subcordata.