Strobilanthes glomeratus - Plant
Description for Strobilanthes glomeratus
Strobilanthes Blume, 1826, segundo o Sistema APG II, ÃƒÂ© um gÃƒÂªnero botÃƒÂ¢nico da famÃƒÂlia Acanthaceae, encontrados nas regiÃƒÂµes tropicais da ÃƒÂsia e raros nas regiÃƒÂµes temperadas da Asia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Persian Lilac||Pale violet||May||4.00 to 8.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5Ã¢â‚¬â€œ7.0. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens (slightly acidic to neutral).An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||30 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Strobilanthes glomeratus
- Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
Typical uses of Strobilanthes glomeratus
Special features: Effective as a specimen or in small groups. Shrub borders, foundations. Screen or informal hedge for property lines. Cottage gardens.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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