Ruellia Brittonia -- Mexican Petunia 3-4 ft. tall

polishprince43July 30, 2006

I have ruellias planted in a u-shape around my patio. They are about 3 feet tall by 3 feet in width. Lately I have found some bare areas near the top and when I looked closely I found that there was a lot of horizontal growth that was choking off the vertical growth. I started cutting out this horizontal growth but there is an awful lot of it and I am afraid I will hurt the plant by doing so. What should I do?

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paulacat(Z8 Coastal SC)

It has been my experience that there is NOTHING you can do that will hurt Mexican petunia, short of pulling it up by the roots, of course. It is a hardy plant, often spreads rapidly and is extremely easy to root.

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