05 September 2010


The foreground plant with broad leaves is another interesting plant from the Acanthaceae Family. The common name White Candles is most appropriate because of its abundant white flowers subtended by the equally white hairy bracts against the dark green leaves.

I posted about this shrub before but under its synonym Whitfieldia longiflora. Its other synonym include Ruellia longiflora.

Apparently, this shrub is able to flower in shade areas too, making it an attractive addition to a dim corner of the garden or house. 2 links are attached below: