Shrubby whitevein

Sanchezia speciosa

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Shrubby whitevein (Sanchezia speciosa)
san-CHEZ-ee-ah spee-see-OH-sah
Synonyms:  S. glaucophylla
A bushy shrub from Eduador and Peru with sturdy, bright green or purple stems and large, dark green leaves displaying light-colored ribs and veins. Tubular yellow flowers are borne in terminal spikes in summer. Grow in a greenhouse or as a summer annual outdoors.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Leaves are variegated with yellow, ivory, or white midribs and veins. May be overwintered indoors.
Care:  Outdoors, grow in full sun with some midday shade or in light, dappled shade. Needs moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Plants can be overwintered indoors in a warm, bright area. Under glass, grow in bright filtered or full light with shade from hot sun. Water sparingly in winter.
Propagation:  Using gentle bottom heat, root softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Spider mites, scale insects.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Indoor Plant
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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