Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|0.2 m to 0.3 m
|Of horticultural origin
|Preferred Climate Zone
|Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
|Local Conservation Status
|Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
Description and Ethnobotany
|It is a small herbaceous plant.
|Its leaves are linear, grass-like.
|The flower is about 5 cm in diameter and usually has more than 6 petals.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Flowerbed / Border, Small Gardens, Container Planting
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Seed or Spore Dispersal
Plant Care and Propagation
|Plant Growth Rate
|Fertile Loamy Soils, Well-Drained Soils
|Division, Storage Organ
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Simple / Unifoliate
|Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
|Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio
|3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
|Flower Size - Remarks
|Flower Colour(s) Remarks
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.