Foliage flowers

Posted by on June 23, 2015 in flowering season SW, Others, semi shade, water moderately | Comments Off on Foliage flowers

Foliage flowers
Scientific Name : Phyllanthus angustifolius
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Common Name : Foliage flowers
This leafless plant which was earlier classified as of Euphorbiaceae family has been now in Phyllanthaceae family. Stems of this plant resemble leaves. When the plant blooms it looks like flowers are growing on leaves; hence the common name ‘Foliage flowers’. It is a medium size shrub and is quite drought resistant. If maintained small by regular pruning, it can make a beautiful pot plant.
Propagation : Stem cuttings
Longevity : Perennial