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Murdannia loriformis 'Bright Star'


Murdannia loriformis 'Bright Star'

Family Name: Commelinaceae
Common Name: Silver Oyster Plant


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Compact
Maximum Height 0.3 m to 0.4 m
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 0.3 m to 0.4 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Perennial herb with a rosette growth form up to 0.4 m tall.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Container Planting, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Stem Cutting (Herbaceous), Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Blue, Purple
Flower Texture(s) Leathery

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Master ID 34422
Species ID 8835
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Species record last updated on: 20 June 2024.

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