Plumbago plants are sprawling shrubs with branches that resemble vines. Phlox-like flowers it produces for extended periods of time.
||Plumbago White - Plant
Interesting Fact: The Plumbago plant is interesting in a way that it has a tubular calyx having sticky glandular hairs on it. It is a scrambling shrub, able to grow up to 3 m tall and with a spread of 2 - 3 m wide.
Leaves are obovate with crenulate margins, up to 25 mm long, thin and light green in color. The leaf axils are winged with ear-shaped appendages at the base of each leaf. Another salient feature is the abundant axillary growth of leaves, resulting in many leaves of varying sizes being found all over the plant, and a distinctively dense and bushy appearance even in small plants. Flowers are white in color, borne on rounded terminal cluste
||9 inch (23 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Cape plumbago, Cape leadwort, Forget-Me-Not
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 3 m
||Spring, summer and early autumn
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.
While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Plumbago White care
Plumbago plant is propagated from the cutting. Planting season of Plumbago is in the monsoon and spring season. It grows in full sun and well-drained soil.
||Full sun to part shade
||20 to 30 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Plumbago White special feature
Plumbago White uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose