This sun loving plant plant blooms round the year. It can achieve Maximum height of 4 ft. Regular pruning induces more branches and flowering. This plant can grow in form of bush also. Blooming reduces during extreme cold. It’s a long life plant. This plant is almost maintenance free.
Watering & Sunlight: We should water it whenever soil has become fully dry. Drainage in pot is necessary by making sufficient holes in bottom. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. During extreme cold, give very less water and try to protect from cold. We can also grow this plant in balcony with direct sunlight of 04 hours. This plant can grow in diffused sunlight also, but blooming will reduce.
Soil: Proper drainage in pot is necessary. We should water the plant, whenever potting medium becomes dry. We should prepare the potting mix in such way so that water should reach bottom of pot within 15-25 seconds. This is the basic quality of fast draining soil. Such soil also contributes to make the potting mix more aerated. To make the ideal potting mix for this plant, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. In rest of the potting mix, we should mix vermi-compost (25 %), coco peat (25 %) and garden soil (30%).
Uses: The plant is also used as single plant in pot. Ornamental use as shrub also.
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