By the side of a widen road i came across some mirabilis scrambling up a cut-out hill slope of approx.40ft tall. Grow in the open under the full blast of the tropical sun, as if competiting among themselves to see who grow faster and reaching the top of the hill.
This is a healthy one reaching half way up the hill,but spent too much time putting out the basals.
and this one has only 1/3 distant to go.No basals,the dead branch probably the main growth,then put out a new growth all the way up.
Mirabilis,among all neps species, the only one grow in places/countries where neps are found. The only species found in southern china and Northern Australia.This is one tough neps