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Congea tomentosa
Shower orchid
Kongea Verbenaceae

Congea velutina, Congea, velutina


Congea velutina, Congea, velutina

There are two species of congea,the velotina and the tomentosa.
The Tomentosa is more vegorous and has larger leaves and flowers.
The bracts around the groups of flowers are white or silverly white.
When in full flower it is very striking and is specially so if allowed to grow in a tree.
This specie also can be kept to a bush form by pruning,but the stems must be allowed
to produce flowers between each pruning.
Propagation is easely from woody cuttings and young plants need shade for their roots until they are well establishd.