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Pachystachys lutea

Lollipop plant

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.8m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Pachystachys lutea (Lollipop plant). This is a small, shrubby plant. It will form a clump of upright stems with bright golden yellow bracts at the tip of each stem. The flowers are yellow. The leaves are deep matt green, lance-shaped and about 15cm long, with prominent veins.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will require frost-free conditions with full sun and fertile, moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mite may cause problems under glass.

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