Mussaenda erythrophylla aka Ashanti Blood
Common namesAshanti Blood, Nusa Indah
How to care for Ashanti Blood
Ashanti Blood requires a bit more attention and knowledge to thrive, making it a suitable plant for those with some gardening experience.
Ashanti Blood should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Ashanti Blood requires abundant, bright and direct light. Placing it less than one foot from a window is the best way to make sure the plant receives enough light to survive and thrive. Depending on your region, however, the current weather can affect the placement of the plant in your home. For example, in some areas the sun may be too direct and intense, so it's best to place it farther away from the window. You may also need to adjust your placement according to the season as the sunlight can change intensity over the course of the year. If you live in a region with significant temperature fluctuations, such as a desert, you may need to place the plant a bit farther away from the window to avoid extreme heat or cold. With some care and attention, your Ashanti Blood will be sure to bring you many years of beauty and enjoyment.
During the cold period, it is common for Ashanti Blood to go dormant and their growth may slow down, so waterings should be spaced out more during this period.
Ploi's records do not contain confirmed information on the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event of accidental ingestion of plant material with questionable toxicity by you, a family member, or a pet, it is always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional.