Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender) - Plant

Growing Cuphea is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for Cuphea plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best small attractive evergreen flowering shrub.
  • Low maintenance plants.
  • This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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1Cuphea Hyssopifolia ( Lavender) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Cuphea Hyssopifolia

This product may not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of lavender colored flower. Cuphea hyssopifolia is a small evergreen shrub from Lythraceae family, native to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

It grows to about 60 cm high by 90 cm wide and the flowers emerge from the axils to create a show of color that lasts for most part of the year and flower color may range from purple, lavender, white, pink, and deep rose variety.The leaves are small and arranged alternatively along the length of the stems giving the plants a fern-like appearance. Cuphea thrives in hot humid climates, Foliage color is prettiest when grown in broken shade.

It is tender tropical shrub and it is a perfect choice as a permanent evergreen ground cover and exhibits non-stop flowering.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name False heather, Elfin herb, Hawaiian heather, Mexican False Heather
Maximum Reachable Height 30-60 centimeter
Flower Colour Lavender
Bloom Time Blooms non-stop almost year round.
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Morning sunlight of 3 - 6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Cuphea plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • Apply organic fertilizer once a month(throughout the year)
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant specially when pot doesn't have drainage hole.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungal infection.
  • Cuphea Hyssopifolia care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Keep the plant in artificial bright light.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
    Watering Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 22-32 Degree Celsius.
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month(throughout the year)

    Cuphea Hyssopifolia special feature

    Annual for borders, beds, ground cover or edgings along walkways or paths container plant for decks, patios or porches, Hanging baskets, Houseplant

    Cuphea Hyssopifolia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Some time Cuphea used to cure indigestion, dysentery etc
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When to plant Cuphea?

    Cuphea is planted from January to June

    How to plant Cuphea?

    Cuphea is planted by seed and tip cuttings and consider the following points to grow Cuphea plant at your home 1. Sunlight- At least 3-6 hours of natural direct bright light is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.

    How to propagate Cuphea plant?

    Cuphea is propagated by seed and tip cuttings.



    Reviews

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.

    Bedamati Pattanaik

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    Have never ordered plants on line before but want to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with the plants.

    Surendra Udawat

    Thursday, 06 February 2020

    Very much happy with the product and service.

    Md Thlauhthang
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