A sought after and rare garden plant, this fast growing shrub has beautiful tubular purple flowers which hang in large clusters.
It can grow up to 3m high and 2m wide.
It has a bushy habit but should be pruned once every year once established, otherwise strong wind will break the new growth/branches.
This lovely plant flourishes in mild-temperate climates with minimal frost. In hot areas, grow with partial shade or moderate water.
Almost exclusively grown as an ornamental/exotic plant. It has some historical uses by medicine men in its native range because the plant contains a number of alkaloids and hallucinogens much like its relatives the Brugmansia’s and the Datura’s. It should also be noted that the all parts of the plant are likely toxic if ingested in any way.
May defoliate somewhat in frost or light freezing temperatures. Should be protected from hard or prolonged freezes.
Native to the mountains in Eucador.
For sale in South Africa.