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Phyllanthus Myrtifolius Phyllanthus   Euphorbiaceae

Phyllanthus Myrtifolius, Phyllanthus


Phyllanthus Myrtifolius, Phyllanthus	This large genus, covering some 650 species of evergPhyllanthus Myrtifolius, Phyllanthus	reen or deciduous herbs, shrubs and trees, comes from the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The stalkless leaves, often red tinted when young, are arranged in two flattened ranks along the branches giving the impression of pinnate foliage. Small, red or yellow-green petal-less flowers appear during spring and summer. Some species have cladophylls rather than true leaves and these become fringed with small flowers, creating an unusual effect as if the leaves are flowering. Although the small pea-sized fruits of most species are inedible, a few produce gooseberry-like fruits that are palatable if cooked.
Flowering colors: Green, Red, Yellow
Cultivation: Plant in rich, sandy, well-drained soil with ample water. They are good seaside plants in hot climates,seaside no problem.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.