Plumbago White - Plant
Description for Plumbago White
Plumbago auriculata, syn. P. capensis, is a species of flowering plant in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to South Africa.
The plumbago plant (Plumbago auriculata), also known as the Cape plumbago or sky flower, is actually a shrub and in its natural surroundings can grow 6 to 10 feet tall with a spread of 8 to 10 feet
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Plumbago auriculata,Cape plumbago or sky flower,||White||Long Bloom Season||Fast growing to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||5C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Plumbago White
- Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth. The vining plant is prone to spider mites, which can be combated with horticultural oil or neem oil.
Typical uses of Plumbago White
Special features: Commonly grown in the tropics or subtropics as a low hedge, ground cover or on fences. In St. Louis, grow in pots/containers for patios, decks or other sunny areas around the home or sink to the rim in garden areas. Houseplant.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.