Cute Little Bat Faces on This Plant
October 11, 2018 10:38am CST
The perennial plant Bat Face Cuphea has some very unique blooms. Each flower on this shrub looks very much like the face of a bat. The "face" of the bat is a dark purple. The red lobes on the flower are the bat's "ears." The Bat Face Cuphea does best in heat, and it does quite well in drought conditions too. Watering once a week keeps the Bat Face Cuphea growing nicely. This shrub with the bat-face flowers is a huge favorite of hummingbirds. The Bat Face Cuphea likes full sun to partial sun, and it grows best if watering is done once a week. If extreme heat comes along, it is best to water the Bad Face Cuphea more often than once a week. The Bat Face Cuphea grows quickly, and it blooms from spring to fall. The Bat Face Cuphea is native to Mexico. In cooler climates, the Bat Face Cuphea does well as a houseplant or as an annual. I would like to place a Bat Face Cuphea on my porch on Halloween to greet all those trick-or-treaters that stop by. I think the bat-faces are just too cute to scare anyone, however.
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