This bushy shrub can reach a height and spread of 3 to 6 feet. It prefers full sun to partial shade. It needs medium soil moisture and well drained soil.
The leaves are variegated and quite showy. They sport light-colored veins and ribs that can be yellow or white.
This plant generally declines in the winter depending on the severity, but it bounces back in the spring. Propagation is from cuttings and division.
Sanchezia can be used as a houseplant, in landscape beds or as a border. It produces tubular yellow flowers.
Please stop by the Backyard BBQ garden in our courtyard to see this lovely plant.
The Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden is one of several demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.