Vinca is a beautiful, drought-tolerant flowering plant and growing Vincas along borders or in flower beds is a perfect way to add color to your garden and landscapes.
What makes it special:
- Year round flowering plant.
- Heat and drought tolerant flowering plant .
- Requires very less care and maintainence.
- One of the best outdoor flowering plant.
||Vinca, Catharanthus roseus (Lavender) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Vinca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. Vinca is an evergreen plant with flowering throughout the year in the tropical and Subtropical region.The plants are grown for their attractive glossy, green foliage, as well as its flowers.
Vinca is commonly used for boundaries or as a hedging plant, and to cover ground.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Vinca, Madagascar periwinkle, Myrtle, Nitya Pushpa, Sadabahar.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||up to 120 cm.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the Vinca plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light.
||Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||22 to 35 degrees Celcius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
- Vinca is commonly used for boundaries or as a hedging plant and to cover the ground
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- Note: The following information is general guidelines, Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines