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Ruellia blechum

Family Name: Acanthaceae
Common Name: Browne's Blechum, Green Shrimp Plant
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Butterfly Food Plant Herbaceous


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly Food Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water

Image Repository



Master ID 30682
Species ID 4992
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Species record last updated on: 15 October 2021.