Jovellana punctata is an unusual rarity from Chile. It's flowers carry a very bright and optimistic mood. No two flowers are identical in their dots and markings! It looks like each one of them is expressing its joy of being alive here and now in its own artistic way. They are not very big, but they are profuse, covering the ends of the branches at ideal height for close observation. The flowering lasts for many weeks.
Jovellana is an unusual and rare evergreen, perennial plant from Chile, that grows around 5 feet tall. Each flower spray has dozens of ½ inch blooms, which open at different times over a period of 1 to 2 months. The sprays would make an exotic addition to flower arrangements. Even without blooms this is an attractive plant, with woody stems and bright, mint-shaped foliage. The leaves have a great minty-spicy aroma when rubbed.
This is a cool-climate species that might not thrive in warm climates. The ideal temperature seems to be between 40 and 80 F. It is very rare in cultivation, and fresh seeds are rarely seen for sale. Great for containers.
Other Names: Tea Cup flower, Teacup flower, Angels Goblet, Teacup plant, Argenita , Capachito, Porcelain Flower,