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Barleria cristata cultivars

Family Name: Acanthaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous Woody


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Species Epithet Type

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub, Herbaceous Plant
Maximum Height 1.2 m to 1.8 m


Native Distribution India, this species has purple and white-flowered forms, information is provided from Shankar M. Shendage & S.R. Yadav (2010, December 10). Revision of Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India. Retrieved from

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Fertile Loamy Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Hedge / Screening
Thematic Landscaping Formal Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 34033
Species ID 8449
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Species record last updated on: 05 May 2021.