Sprays of pretty purple flowers decorate Duranta species, Dwarf, Sky Flower. Native to tropical climates like southern Florida, this evergreen shrublet is gaining popularity across the U.S. Glossy green leaves line up along the stems, while clusters of lilac-colored flowers and berrylike yellow, ornamental fruits attract pollinators. Consistent thinning and pruning will help this plant thrive in a container. As it needs plenty of sun, the windowsill is a great place to start.
To promote new growth and flowers, periodically remove flower clusters. Provide moist, well-drained soil, and be sure to prune as needed in order to shape and control the plant’s size.