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MEXICAN HEATHER - Cuphea Hyssopifolia

alt This plant is born and bred in Mexico and Guatemala.

Mexican Heather is a woody shrublike plant that has many purplish-rose, starry flowers extending from wiry branches crowded with tiny linear, leathery greens. The little flowers among the fern-like foliage make this plant a cheery addition to any home or landscape.

WATER: They like plenty of water. Make sure they are kept moist at all times although not wet.

LIGHT: Mexican Heather thrives with with plenty of light and needs to be fed regularly during the growing season.

Mexican Heather can be propagated from cuttings.

These plants are available on a seasonal basis in 4", 6" and often braided in 8" pots.