Eranthemum nigrum

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Eranthemum nigrum

Common Name: Black Leaved Sky Flower

Family: Acanthaceae

Origin: Solomon Islands

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 18"h x 18"w

Exposure: Sun, Partial Shade


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

A truly bold foliage plant with ultra dark almost black leaves, Black Leaved Sky Flower is an easy and instant show piece of the garden as it provides great contrast for almost anything, especially variegated plants. It creates its own combination of color contrast in summer and fall when it puts forth spikes of showy white flowers with pinkish centers. No stranger to heat and humidity it is native to the Solomon Islands. Black leaved sky flower looks stunning when planted as a single specimen in a container or grouped with others. Be sure to let it dry between waterings.