|This is a very tropical plant and performs best in the spring-summer-
and fall. During the winter months, it will tend to be less of a
Yes using some soap and water will " clean" your plant form insects.
This plant also does love hot temperatures... so the winter can not provide as much as it does during the great growing season.
It may die back completely for the winter..... mine does. And I live in zone 8b-9. But if you are in a warmer zone and prefer to keep taking it inside and then outside again keep it up........
|The Blue Porter Weed grows to be 3 to 4 feet tall. The Blue Porter
Weed is a fast grower and tiny blue flowers that open along skinny
spikes at terminals. The Blue Porter Weed is a dream plant that is also
salt water tolerant.
Form: Evergreen sprawling semi-woody shrub, reaching 4 to 5 ft.
Leaves: Simple, opposite, serrate, glabrous
Stem/Bark: Green turning semi-woody with age
Flower: Purple, borne on spikes
Comments: Often confused with non-native Stachytarpheta urticifolia, but distinguished by scariously margins mostly above the middle of the floral bract, rather than below the middle.
Stachytarpheta indica, Marginata, verbena jamaicensis, stachytarpheta jamaicensis, stachytarpheta villosa.
Verbena, blue snakeweed, Brazilian tea, gervao, verbena azul, Cayenne snakeweed, blue porter weed, auoiuoi, yulong.
Verbenaceae (verbena family).