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Scorpion-Tail Butterfly Heliotrope Heliotropium angiospermum 20 Seeds USA Company

Scorpion-Tail Butterfly Heliotrope Heliotropium angiospermum 20 Seeds USA Company

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Heliotropium angiospermum, commonly known as scorpion's-tail, is a herbaceous perennial plant with slender, erect stems that can reach heights of up to 60 centimeters (24 inches). The stems are often branched and covered in small, stiff hairs. The plant's leaves are lanceolate to elliptic in shape, arranged alternately along the stem, and can vary in size from 1 to 5 centimeters (0.4 to 2 inches) in length.

One of the most distinctive features of Heliotropium angiospermum is its inflorescence, which consists of compact clusters of tiny, white flowers arranged in a spiral pattern along the stem. These flower clusters give the plant its common name, as they resemble the coiled tail of a scorpion. The flowers are tubular with five pointed lobes and emit a sweet fragrance, attracting various pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and moths.

The plant typically blooms from late spring to early autumn, depending on its growing conditions. After flowering, it produces small, rounded fruits containing several seeds.

Heliotropium angiospermum is well-adapted to a variety of habitats, including sandy coastal areas, dunes, disturbed soils, and roadsides. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Heliotropium angiospermum is valued for its ornamental beauty, fragrant flowers, and ability to thrive in challenging environments.

Growing Instructions for the Scorpion Tail

  1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 2. Put the seeds on the soil. 3. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 4. Water the seeds. 5. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 6. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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