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Description for Duranta Golden Edge
A tropical powerhouse, the golden dewdrop plant (more commonly known as duranta) is a fast-growing tropical shrub with beautiful blooms and fantastic foliage. With the potential to become quite large where they are hardy (some varieties reaching over 15 feet!), these plants make great, quick-growing, warm-season annuals, and can even act as houseplants.
Grown primarily for its bountiful blue blooms, many varieties of duranta also have highly ornamental golden foliage.
Planting and care
Dig holes or beds wide, not deep. Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter. Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the root ball intact. Loosen potting soil and roots around bottom and edges of the root ball. Level plant with the surrounding soil, spreading roots outward. Fill roots around with lightly amended native soil.
Water to settle soil around roots. Cover the area with leaf or bark mulch 1 - 3 inches thick but not piled up onto the plant s stem/trunk Water deeply. Stake large shrubs or trees to prevent excess movement in strong winds.
Caring for Duranta Golden Edge
- Slow -fertilizers help encourage prolific flowering and fruiting.
- It is important to water frequently while the plant is establishing.
- Some renewal pruning is necessary to keep a nice shape.
- Duranta plants need full light to get the energy they need to make blooms and berries. Plants growing in too much shade get lanky and sparse.
Typical uses of Duranta Golden Edge
Ornamental use: Perfect for planting around patios, foundations or among border plantings. Beautiful when planted in large patio containers. Grow as a small tree in frost-free climates.
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?What if i keep this plant in the office where it is AC? Will it survive there?
Thanks for the extra seeds
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
This plant can be planted in a simple pot.