Ruellia makoyana Closon (Unresolved), Rev. Hort. Belge Étrangère 21: 109 1895. (Syn: Dipteracanthus makoyanus (Closon) Boom);
‘Monkey plant’;

Ruellia makoyana (monkey plant, trailing velvet plant) is a species of flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to Brazil.

It is an evergreen perennial growing to 60 cm (24 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) wide, with white-veined hairy leaves and trumpet-shaped pink flowers in summer.[1]
With a minimum temperature of 12 °C (54 °F), in temperate regions R. makoyana is grown indoors as a houseplant.
(From Wikipedia on 30.7.13)

EPISCIA LILACINA : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This picture was taken at SHRIL, Lake View, Kodaikanal in October,2008.
I wanted to confirm if it is Episcia Lilacina or ‘Blue flowered Teddy Bear’.

If you could kindly confirm if this is the correct name.

Seems to be Ruellia mykoana (i don’t know why it is called as ‘Monkey plant’).


You could be right.
I don’t have much knowledge in this subject.
Had found a picture in Hortica that looked similar. But the picture was small and hence I could be wrong.


A cultivated, garden plant.

Common name Monkey Plant.

Seen at the Conservatory.





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