Pentas (Any Color) - Plant

Pentas are warm region tropical blooming plants, so called because of the five-pointed petals on the flowers.
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25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Pentas

This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of any colored flower. Encourage butterflies and hummingbirds to visit your garden with nectar-rich, colorful Pentas plants (Pentas lanceolata).

Pentas plants, also commonly called Egyptian star flower, are frost-tender perennials native to Yemen and east Africa. They grow 3 to 4 feet tall with an upright growth habit. Clusters of colorful, star-shaped flowers bloom from spring through fall in shades of white, red, pink, purple and lavender.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Star flower, Egyptian Stars
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 4 feet
Flower Colour Any color
Bloom Time Perennial
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Pentas make a welcome addition to gardens due to their relatively low maintenance requirements.
  • For the best results, start planting during late spring using a well-drained, moist soil and plenty of sunlight for good measure.
  • The Pentas prefers a soil that doesnt stay soggy after heavy rainfall or irrigation.
  • Choose an area that gets more than 6 hours of bright sunlight every day. When planting multiples, space plants 18 to 24 inches between each plant.
  • In addition to sunlight, Pentas care requires plenty of water. When you see soil begin to dry out, its time to water.
  • Put in an inch or two of water for every 2 to 4 inches of dry topsoil. Repeat the watering cycle when the soil begins to dry out.
  • Keep an eye on the watering schedule, especially in the hotter summer months, when plants may require more water.
  • Fertilize perennial and annual Pentas on a monthly basis using a balanced water-soluble plant food.
  • When planting this easy care flower in spring include a slow-release fertilizer to provide the necessary nutrients for the plant to grow and thrive.
  • Follow up with monthly liquid feedings, using the recommended application rates listed on the label.
  • Also in the springtime add a 2-inch layer of mulch to conserve precious water and prevent weeds.
  • Mulch perennial Pentas before winter to help insulate them against the winter cold.
  • To encourage full bushy growth gently pinch the stems. Trim damaged and dead stems during late winter before spring arrives.
  • Snip dead or overgrown stems as soon as you see them during the growing season to keep your plants looking healthy and bright!

    Pentas care

    Pentas lanceolata, more commonly known as Pentas, and also casually referred to as the Egyptian Stars due to the flowers unique shape. This shrub grows anywhere from 18 to 36 inches in height, and can reach 4 feet at maturity.

    Sunlight Sun.
    Watering frequent watering. Soak well any time soil appears dry.
    Soil Well-drained soil.
    Temperature 18 degrees C.
    Fertilizer Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every six weeks or so to improve performance.

    Pentas uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Grow pentas plants in border areas, hanging baskets, cottage gardens and butterfly gardens, and in naturalized areas

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to care for Pentas plant?

    Pentas will grow in partial shade but for best results choose an area that gets full sun or at least 6 hours of bright sunlight every day. When planting multiples, space plants 18 to 24 inches between each plant. In addition to sunlight, Pentas care requires plenty of water. When you see soil begin to dry out, it’s time to water. Put in an inch or two of water for every 2 to 4 inches of dry topsoil. Pentas plants prefer a well-drained soil that doesn’t stay soggy after heavy rainfall or irrigation.

    Where to plant Pentas?

    Plant pentas in a sunny location that receives at least 6 to 8 hrs. of bright sunlight a day.

    How to prune Pentas plants?

    Start pruning when the branches are noticeably taller than the rest of the plant, giving the pentas a disheveled look. Cut the tall stems back at a bud a few inches below the tips of the other branches. No need to waste the cuttings. You can root them and use them as new shrubs.

    Can you plant Pentas in pots?

    Yes, you can plant pentas in the pots.

    How to plant Pentas seeds indoors?

    Sow pentas indoors 7-9 weeks before the last frost. Sow pelletized seeds in seed starting formula but do not cover. Keep the soil moist at 25-30 degree C. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours. Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution according to manufacturer’s directions.

    Are Pentas plants perennials?

    Yes, Pentas are the perennials flowering plants.

    How to grow Pentas in pots?

    Select a container thats at least 25 per cent as tall as your plant is likely to be. This will make sure that the plant’s roots will have enough space to grow. Make sure your container has a hole at the bottom to allow excess water to drain out. This will prevent water from stagnating around your plant’s roots and causing them to rot. The drainage hole should be as obstruction-free as possible, to allow excess water to drain out when the pot is overwatered. You can use a handful of pebbles, or place broken pot or tile pieces around the drain hole to make sure soil doesn’t clog. Your soil or potting medium has to have a judicious balance of organic matter, minerals, air and water. Compost generated from your home waste can easily provide the organic matter that your soil needs, while sand and cocopeat Plant your sapling firmly in the centre of the pot. Press the potting medium firmly around the base of the plant and water the pot lightly until you see the water draining out at the bottom.

    How to propagate Pentas plant?

    You can propagate Pentas plant though seeds.

    When to plant Pentas?

    You can plant pentas in March to April season.

    What is Pentas plant?

    Pentas is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae.

    Are Pentas acid loving plants?

    Yes, Pentas are acid loving plants.


    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    Great plant, great case, great packaging. If you are planning to buy please go ahead.

    Rohit Bhagtani

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

    Omkaresh Kulkarni

    Sunday, 23 February 2020

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements

    Dr B N Bhagya
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