Rare and sought after
White-pink starry flowers
Spectacular addition to house plant displays
Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)
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This much sought-after version of the ‘Brazilian Butterfly’ is distinguished by its rich, matt purple leaves which lack the darker margin of the more usual form.
A prize plant for a cool room or conservatory, sporting dainty, triangular leaves held on fine stems like a flutter of purple butterflies. In summer it produces sprays of white or pale pink trumpet-shaped flowers. An additional curiosity of this unusual species is that like butterflies closing their wings, the leaves fold down at night, reopening in response to higher light levels in the day. RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Height and spread: 10-20cm (4-8in).
1 x 12cm Potted Plant (20cm tall) (KF1444)
This deciduous, frost-tender plant can be grown in a cool room indoors or cool conservatory/greenhouse. If wished, it can be placed in a shady spot outdoors during the growing season, when all risk of frost has passed. Grow in a moisture-retentive but freely draining potting mix, watering moderately whilst in growth. Feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser during the growing season. In winter, the plant dies back down to a tuberous rhizome – keep it barely moist during this period.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3