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Pentas (White) - Plant

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Pentas are warm region tropical blooming plants, so called because of the five-pointed petals on the flowers.

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1Pentas (White) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Pentas

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 Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Star flower, Egyptian Stars
Maximum Reachable Height upto 4 feet
Flower Colour White.
Bloom Time Perennial
Difficulty Level Low maitenance.

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?

    Consider the following points to care Pentas plant. 1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    Where to plant Pentas?

    Plant Pentas in a sunny location that receives 4-6 hrs. of bright direct sunlight a day.

    How to prune Pentas plants?

    Start pruning when the branches are noticeably taller than the rest of the plant and 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 (5 inches).

    How to plant Pentas seeds indoors?

    To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having a 5-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate in two-three weeks. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are Pentas plants perennials?

    Yes, Pentas are perennial flowering plants.

    How to grow Pentas in pots?

    To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having a 5-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow Pentas plants?

    Pentas plant is grown by seeds and limb cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant.  1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (April-June)). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to propagate Pentas plant?

    You can propagate Pentas plants grow from seed or from softwood cuttings. 1. Select a container having a 5-inch diameter. 2. Fill the container with well-drained soil. 3. Gently mix the soil. 4. Moisten the surface of the soil with water spray. 5. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on soil and cover with a thin soil layer. 6. Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper. 7. Place the seed container in indirect bright light. 8. Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate. 9. Keep the soil moist but do not make the soil soggy by overwatering.

    When to plant Pentas?

    You can plant Pentas in the summer(March-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 acidic soil loving plants.

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