Purple Glory Tree
**We no longer grow this plant, but please check out our other plants.
Click on the 'Plants List' to your left.
is one of the best flowering trees in south Florida, blooming for most of
the year. This Brazilian native does not get very big in Florida, growing
more like a big shrub and reaching an average of 15 feet. This particular
species of Tibouchina needs good drainage acidic soil in order to prosper.
The use of a fertilizer for acid loving plants is recommended.
It will grow in full to partial sun, needs average water, and freezing temperatures
should be avoided. This Tibouchina blooms on the new growth, therefore trimming
the plant right after flowering will encourage more new growth and consequently
more flowers. It is not an indoor plants but since it starts blooming when
very small it it is possible to be grown potted in cooler places and enjoyed
for several years with proper care.
ORIGIN : Brazil, Bolivia
SIZE : 10'
sun to broken light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : warmer months