Botanical Name- Pachystachys lutea
Common Name: Lollypop plant
Height: 1 Foot
The plant will be given in a pot.
It blooms yellow flowers. The unique shape of inflorescence attract butterflies and children too. The plant blooms round the year (except winter). It can grow well in diffused sunlight also. Exposure of direct sunlight may burn its leaves. Its flowers stay on plants for longer time. The unique shape of inflorescence attract butterflies and children too.
Water & Sunlight: Do not wait for drying up of soil, before watering. Whenever the soil is about to become dry, please water the plant. During summer, regular misting will be better for the plant, but misting should not be a reason for water logging in the pot. Try to keep in shady, cool and ventilated area during summer.
Soil: Its potting mix must be aerated well by use of drainage media upto 20 % (river sand, Leca, Pumice/Perlite or rice husk- use any one of them). All these items help in aeration also. We can mix upto 30% cocopeat and 50 % (mix of vermi compost + sterilised garden soil + 5% Neem Cake) in its potting mix. This plant does not require frequent fertilizers. We may add fertlizers once in three months.
Uses: Ornamental use.