Characteristics of Mousetail Plant (Phyllanthus myrtifolius) in the Wild

Phyllanthus myrtifolius
The Mousetail plant is a plant originating from Sri Lanka. The people there often use this tree to decorate a vertical wall.

This plant itself is included in the Phyllanthus family, which occupies natural areas such as river banks in tropical mountains. It is also very easy to grow if it is near to water or damp.

The mousetail plant has long been popular as a decorative shrub and wall climber and is easy to cultivate and care for.

 

Characteristics of Mousetail Plant Leaf

Phyllanthus myrtifolius Leaf
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The leaves are lanceolate and appear 2-3 on the branchlets.

 

Characteristics of Mousetail Plant Flower and Fruit

Phyllanthus myrtifolius Flower
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The flowers are cocoon-like, small, dangling, and reddish.

Phyllanthus myrtifolius Fruit
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Characteristics of Mousetail Plant

Phyllanthus myrtifolius Tree
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This plant grows as a low shrub that has many and irregular stems. The branches resemble pinnate leaves, are broken vertically, and the juveniles are smooth pubescent.

Mousetail plant is often cultivated as an ornamental plant and in homes that have a yard because this plant can form large shrubs and climb very dense.

Although it can be placed in various places, this plant requires sufficient water every day. In other words, it must be watered every day to keep it thriving.

 

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