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Flower of Maharashtra, Taman - Plant

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It is grown in South East Asia, India and the Philippines. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical areas.
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Description for Flower of Maharashtra, Taman

Lagerstroemia speciosa is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Giant crape-myrtle, Queens crape-myrtle, banabá plant Creamy red July to September 5 to 20 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun Well-drained soil Medium 25 to 28 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Flower of Maharashtra

  • Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.

Typical uses of Flower of Maharashtra

Special features: Good as a specimen shrub or in groups. Shrub borders or perennial borders. In the South where above ground winter hardiness is not a problem, plants can also be effectively planted as screens, informal hedges or trained as single trunk trees for use both in the landscape or as a street tree.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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