Botanical name: Mussaenda erythrophylla Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Mussaenda splendida
Ashanti Blood may be a rather small to medium shrub, or large to 20 feet or so. It has silky, hairy, soft medium-green leaves. The actual flowers of the plant are very small and inconspicuous. These small flowers are covered by colored bracts (colored leaves) which makes the plant look attractive. Ashanti Blood is native to West Africa.
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