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Common Name: Blue Star, Tweedia
Botanical Name: Tweedia caerulea (Oxypetalum caeruleum) (TWEE-dee-a se-RU-lee-a (ok-see-PET-a-lum ser-ROO-lee-um))
Post Harvest Care
- Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
- Chilling sensitive.
- Member of the Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family).
- Native to Brazil and Uruguay.
- Common relatives include wax plant (Hoya) and stephanotis.
- Fleshy, star-shaped flowers to 1 inch across, among leaves at stem ends.
- Stems weak, leafy, hairy, up to 24 inches long.
- Plant is a tender climbing herbaceous perennial, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
Availability: Summer, early autumn.
Flower Color: Powder blue, tinged with green when young.
- From the Greek "oxys" (sharp) and "petalum" (a petal), referring to the pointed petals of the flower.
- The specific epithet name "caerulea" means dark-blue, in reference to its flower color.