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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Pavonia genus. This genus consists of evergreen mainly summer-flowering perennials and shrubs, there are about 150 species of perennials, subshrubs and shrubs. They produce strong upright cane-like stems with simple oval, occasionally lobed. The flowers will bloom singly in the leaf axis, and produce star-shaped flower.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Africa and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

Give them moist, well-drained soil and a warm, frost-free climate. Grow them in sun or partial-shade. Leggy stems may be cut back hard in spring.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by greenwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mite may be troublesome.

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