Lechenaultia formosa is a small shrub endemic to southern Western Australia. It grows to 1′ tall and 2′ wide. Its favorite habitat is somewhere arid and sunny. It grows in a round shape like a carpet on the ground. Leaves are fleshy and small, and flowers are about the size of thumbnail but very attractive due to the color, which are quite variable. The cuttings came from a plant that is bright red.
Pronunciation: lay-shen-NAWL-tee-uh for-MOH-suh
Species Meaning: Beautiful
Lechenaultia formosa is native to Australia.
Cutting is the preferred way to propagate. Take no more than 5cm long semi-hardwood branch. Tear off 2/3 of the older leaves from bottom. Keep some moisture to prevent dehydration. Hormone IBA/NAA can be applied to let it grow fast and strong.
2/16/21 2 pots. One pot with old growth. 2 each Clonex and Hormodin. Second pot newer growth 2 Clonex, 3 hormodin. On heat and mist.
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Plant ID: C2104
Found in Greenhouse,
Cuttings on heat and mist