Torenia's bright and quirky upturned flowers give rise to many common names. If you've ever seen one looking at you, you will understand the name "Clown Flower." Another common name, "Wishbone Flower," comes from the way the anthers arch and join at the tip when the flowers first open. Visiting bees break that wishbone while pollinating. Finally, the name "Bluewings" refers to the common blue-purple tips on the certain hues of the petals. They belong to the Snapdragon family.
Wishbone Flower is a well blooming annual flower that starts flowering early in the season and keeps up the show through fall, with minimal deadheading.. The plants are deer-resistant and attractive to hummingbirds! They are a good choice for flowerbed borders.
Torenia flowers are adaptable to many locations, but the ideal spot gets morning sun and afternoon shade. If you're placing the pot in a location that's very hot, particularly in the Summer, consider putting Torenias in a shady location instead.
Water often enough to keep the soil moist but not soggy. The plant is susceptible to root rot. As with all flowering plants, be careful to water the soil and not the stems.
How to Care for the Alocasia Recap:
Bright Light: Wishbone Flowers thrive in bright diffused sunlight.
Average Watering: Directly water the soil twice a week but in limited quantity.
Warm Temperature: Warm temperatures are preferred.
Average Feeding: To keep the flowers blooming, gently fertilize twice a month.