Common Name: Ardisia Blue
Ardisia Blue is one of 700 species of Ardisia, that originate from Asia. On the top side, the leaves of Ardisia Blue are a waxy blue color that vividly contrast with the striking red stripes found on the undersides. The leaves are lanceolate, growing long and slender. Colors will change depending on the conditions in which the plants are grown in.
Originating from tropical rainforest, Ardisia Blue does best in humid and wet environments. The soil should never be allowed to completely dry but be careful not to over water. Over watering can cause root or stem rot, that may lead to death of the plant. Ardisia Blue grows best under bright indirect light. Leaves that are exposed to intense direct light, have a high chance of being burned and damaged. Due to these requirements, Ardisia Blue are best suited for terrarium and paludarium set ups.
- Ardisia species are terrestrial plants and being submerged will result in death of the plants.
- Ardisia species should be grown in humid conditions with indirect light.
- Plants may grow differently depending on the environment in which they are grown in.
- Additional research should be done to provide optimum growing conditions for the plant to thrive.
- You will receive a cutting with 2-4 leaves.
- Photos are a representation of what you will receive. Size, shape and color may vary as this is a live plant.
Family Name: Primulaceae
Light: Partial Shade
Growth rate: Slow