Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Mimosa pudica Touch me not

Mimosa pudica is both an annual and a perennial. It is a sensitive plant and responds to touch. If touched the leaves foldup in response.  This plant is a great entertainment for kids. It is native to South America and Central America, and is now a pantropical weed. It was first described by  Carl Linnaeus.  Its common names include sensitive plant, humble plant, shameful plant, touch-me-not. In hindi it is called as Chui-mui or Lajwanti, in Bangla it is called as Lajjabati. In Malayalam it is called as Tintarmani. in Marathi it is called as Lajalu. One of the first person to study the movement of Mimosa pudica was Robert Hooke. Now some scientists believe that the movement of the leaves is a defense mechanism against some herbivores. When touched or if there is a disturbance on the leaves then some chemicals are released which force water out of the cell vacuoles this results in collapsing of the cells.
Mimosa pudica
See also:
Mimosa pudica L. (Laajvanti): An overview
Pharmacology and Traditional Uses of Mimosa pudica
Books: Associative and Endophytic Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria and Cyanobacterial Associations

This plant is a great entertainment for KIDS

Mimosa pudica can form root nodules that are habitable by nitrogen fixing bacteria. These bacteria covnert nitrogen to a form that can be easily used by plants.

Mimosa Pudica exhibits the following properties
Nyctinastic movements – In the evening the leaves drop down until sunrise
Seismonastic movements – If the plant is touched or the if the branches are shaken, even if the plant is not watered or other stimuli leads to dropping down of the leaves temporarily. 

Summary
Scientific Name: Mimosa pudica 
Common Name: Touch Me not
Indian Name: Chui-mui or Lajwanti
Pronunciation: Mi-mosa pu-dica
Native to: South America and Central America
Found In: Pantropical Regions
Sun Exposure: Partly Shade
Max Height: 50 cm, grows upto 1 meter with support
Drought-tolerant:
Propagation Methods: Seeds, Stem Cuttings
Bloom Color : Pink
Bloom Time: Summer Early Fall
Foliage: Evergreen
Duration: Perennial
Invasive potential: Invasive Global Invasive Species Database
Plant Character: Creeper
USDA Hardiness: 11 to 13b
Uses: Entertainment for kids
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: Yes please see the disclaimer
Attraction:
Soil: Well drained
Soil pH: 6.4 slightly acidic to 7.5 Neutral , Soil pH: What it Means

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Mandevilla

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. They are perennials and need full Sun for flowering. They grow well in moist but well drained soil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener. Common name of Mandevilla is rocktrumpet. Mandevilla are tropical and subtropical flowering vines. The bloom colors are white, pink, and red.  It can be propageted by seeds and soft wood cuttings. These p[lants flower all year round. It grows in hardiness zone 9 through 10. Mandevilla’s do get affected by pests, in fact Mandevilla’s get easily attacked  by scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and whiteflies. Mandevilla’s should be protected from temperature going below 45 degrees. During winter you can place the plant indoors but make sure that it is kept in a bright location near the window.
Mandevilla
Summary
Scientific Name: Mandevilla
Common Name: Mandevilla
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: Man-dev-illa
Native to: Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America
Found In:
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Max Height: Vine
Drought-tolerant: No, Needs well drained soil,
Propagation Methods: Seeds, Soft stem cuttings
Bloom Color : Pink, White, Red
Bloom Time: Throughout the year
Foliage: Ever Green
Duration: Perennial
Invasive potential: Not Invasive, Invasive plants, Invasive.org, SANBI, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and whiteflies. Plant Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: Natural Enemies Listed by Pest, Mealy bugs destroyer, crab spider for Mealy bugs, lacewings for white flies, bigeyed bugs for whiteflies, and minute pirate bugs for white flies, Clitostethus arcuatus for white flies, Asian lady beetle for white flies, Encarsia formosa is available commercially, for red spider mites – Western predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Natural enemies for Scale Insects – Twicestabbed lady beetle
Remedy: Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 9 and 13b
Uses:
Maintenance: Moderate
Medicinal: No
Attraction:
Soil: Clay Soil, Dry Soil
Soil pH: Soil pH: What it Means, Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil pH

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Hemigraphis Colorata Flame ivy

Hemigraphis colorata is native to countries in southeast Asia and India. It is a creeping herb. It is Perennial and requires a well drained but moist soil with a pH ranging from 6.1 to 7.5. A pH of 6.1 to 6.5 is mild acidic, where as pH ranging from 6.6 to 7.5 is neutral.  It is a shade loving plant. It is also called as Red ivy or flame ivy, Purple Waffle plant, Blume Metal leaf, Cemetery plant, in Sanskrit it is called as Vranaropani and in Malayalam it is called  as Murikooti  . Synonyms: colorata alternata. It is suitable for hanging baskets or as ground cover and can be easily grown by stem cuttings. Foliage is metallic silvery gray-green-purple above and purple on the back side. It has small white delicate flowers as shown in the photograph. The flowers tend to get hidden between leaves.It blooms from late spring to early fall. This plant can be grown indoors with sufficient light.  It grows in USDA zone 10a to 11. Please read the disclaimer This plant is medicinal Research Article ANTI-DIABETES AND HYPOGLYCAEMIC PROPERTIES OF HEMIGRAPHIS COLORATA IN RATS, Review on pharmacological activity of Hemigraphis colorata (Blume) H. G. Hallier, NCBI, Ayurvedic preparation from Azadirachtaindica, Terminaliachebula, Hemigraphiscolorata extracts and Its Antimicrobial investigation
Hemigraphis colorata Summary

Scientific Name: Hemigraphis Colorata
Common Name: Red ivy or flame ivy, Purple Waffle plant, Blume Metal leaf, Cemetery plant, in Sanskrit it is called as Vranaropani and in Malayalam it is called  as Murikooti
Indian Name: Sanskrit it is called as Vranaropani and in Malayalam it is called  as Murikooti
Pronunciation: hem-ee-GRAF-iss  kol-oh-RAY-tuh
Native to: Southeast Asia and India, Malaysia, Java
Found In: Southeast Asia and India, Malaysia, Java, America, Mexico
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
Max Height: 10 Inches, Creeper
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Stem Cuttings
Bloom Color : White
Bloom Time: Spring to Late Summer, early Fall
Foliage: Purple, Metallic shades of Silver-blue-green-purple
Duration: Perennial
Invasive potential: Not invasive See Also Invasive plants, Invasive.org, SANBI, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Relatively pests and Disease free, See also Plant Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: NA, See also Natural Enemies Listed by Pest, Some Common Beneficial Predatory Thrips
Remedy: NA, See Also Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 10a to 11
Uses: Ground Covers, Borders or hanging pots
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: Yes, Please read the Disclaimer
Attraction:
Soil: Well drained but moist, Use Cocopeat,
Soil pH: Slightly Alkaline or Neutral pH range 6.1 to 7.5 , Soil pH: What it MeansSoil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil pH

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Poinsettia Euphorbia Pulcherrima

The Poinsettia-Euphorbia pulcherrima is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. This plant is available in 2 varieties dwarf and normal. The normal variety can be exposed to full Sun, where as the dwarf should be kept in shade. Joel Roberts Poinsett a botanist, physician introduced the plant to the united states from Mexico, hence the plant is named after him. It is basically a shrub and a small tree. It is perennial and can be easily planted with stem cuttings. The showy colored parts of Poinsettia are actually leaves and not flowers. December 12th is Poinsettia Day. This plant is widely used in Christmas decorations and it has a distinct red and green foliage. The bracts (leaves) become red, pink, white or bi-color pink and white depending on the variety during winter as the days become shorter. Poinsettias need well drained soil. Before watering check the condition of the soil. If it is dry water the plant. Do not let the soil become soggy. Poinsettias are photo-periodic. meaning The term photo-periodic means the plant flowers or changes depending on the length of the day.
Poinsettia-Euphorbia pulcherrima
See Also: Controlling Photoperiod
Poinsettia Cultural Characteristics
Summary

Scientific Name: Euphorbia Pulcherrima
Common Name: Poinsettia
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: poin-set-ee-uh
Native to: Mexico
Found In:
Sun Exposure: Full Sun-some old tall varieties / Partial Shade – New Dwarf varieties
Max Height: 18 Inches –  dwarf, the older varieties grow up-to 4 meters
Drought-tolerant: No, They need well drained soil, let the soil dry a bit between watering
Propagation Methods: Stem cuttings
Bloom Color : Pink, White, Red, Orange, Cream
Bloom Time: December the plant is photo-periodic
Foliage: Evergreen
Duration:  Perennial
Invasive potential: Not Invasive, Invasive plants, Invasive.org, SANBI, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Some Poinsettia diseasesPoinsettia Diseases and Their Control, Poinsettia Diseases
Plant Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: Natural Enemies Listed by Pest, Some Common Beneficial Predatory Thrips
Remedy:  Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 10
Uses: Pots
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction:
Soil: Well drained
Soil pH:  5.5-6.5, Soil pH: What it MeansSoil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil pH

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune growing Dianthus chinensis China Pink

Dianthus is native mainly to Europe and Asia. Common names include carnation and sweet william. The species are mostly herbaceous perennials, a few are annual or biennial, and some are low subshrubs with woody basal stems. The name Dianthus is from the Greek words Dios (“of Zeus”) anthos (“flower”), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.   Dianthus need full Sun and well drained soil, the soild should not be soggy. It would help if you allow the soil to dry slightly between watering. Soil pH should be neutral or alkaline. Dianthus grow between 6 to 18 inches. Dianthus plants do not need much maintenance. They are almost pests free. Dianthus can be easily grown from seeds. And it takes about 3 to 4 months for them to flower after planting. Dianthus come in the following colors Pink, Red, White and Purple.
See Also: Green House Production of Dianthus
Dianthus
Summary
Scientific Name: Dianthus chinensis
Common Name: China Pink, Dianthus, Indian Pink, Chinese pink, Rainbow Pink
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: dahy-an-thuh s
Native to: Northern China, Korea, Mongolia, and Southeastern Russia
Found In:
Sun Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Max Height: 12 Inches
Drought-tolerant: Yes, Needs well drained soil, Let the soil dry a bit between watering
Propagation Methods: Seeds, Division
Bloom Color : Pink, White, Purple, Red
Bloom Time: Throughout the year
Foliage: Ever Green
Duration:  Herbaceous Perennial
Invasive potential: Not Invasive, Invasive plants, Invasive.org, SANBI, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to Thrips and Aphids during production.Plant Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: Convergent lady beetle Natural Enemies Listed by Pest, Some Common Beneficial Predatory Thrips
Remedy: For Thrips-Azadirachtin  (AzaMax, Safer Brand BioNeem), insecticidal soaps (Safer), narrow-range oil (Bonide Horticultural Oil, Monterey Horticultural Oil), neem oil (Green Light Neem, Schultz Garden Safe Brand Neem Oil), and pyrethrins, products combine with piperonyl butoxide (Ace Flower & Vegetable Insect Spray, Garden Tech Worry Free Brand Concentrate). Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Abamectin
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 7 to 10
Uses: Ground Covers, Borders or Potted displays
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction:
Soil: Clay Soil, Dry Soil
Soil pH: Slightly Alkaline or Neutral , Soil pH: What it MeansSoil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil pH

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Zephyranthes Candida Rain Lily

Zephyranthes candida is native to South America including Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil.. This is also called as white windflower and Peruvian swamp lily. Propagation of zephyr lilyis by bulbs. These are exceptionally hardy bulbous plants. Zephyranthes candida was first described by John Lindley in 1823 as Amaryllis candida. The name is derived from Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind. Zephyranthes candida need full Sun to partial shade. If the summer is too harsh then place them in shade during afternoon. It is suitable for planting in beds and pots. The water needs are average. But its important to water regularly. It is tolerant of poor drainage and periodic flooding. It is also tolerant to Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline soil. The flowers bloom from June to August – September.
Zephyranthes candida
Summary
Common Name: White Rain Lily,  Rain lily, Fairy lily, Autumn rain-lily, Peruvian swamp-lily
Indian Name:
Scientific: Zephyranthes candida
Pronunciation:  Zef-a-RAN-thes can-DEE-da
Native to: South America, Argentine, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Found In:
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Max Height: 18 Inches
Drought-tolerant: Yes
Propagation Methods: Bulbs
Bloom Color : White
Bloom Time:  June, July, August, September
Foliage: Evergreen
Duration:  Herbaceous Perennial,
Invasive potential: Not Invasive Some important Websites: Invasive and Noxious Plants, Invasive Plants of North America, Invasive Alien Plant Alert, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Mostly pests and Disease free See also Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Natural Enemy:
Remedy:
Plant Character:
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 -11
Uses: Beds, Pots and Rocky Gardens
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction:
Soil: Well drained and moist but tolerant of poor drainage and periodic flooding
Soil pH:  Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline soil pH in the range 5.8 to 8 Soil pH: What it Means,Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil PH
More Info: University of Florida
How Acidic Is Your Rain?
Does Rain Water Contain Nitrogen?
Rain Lily Facts

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Cosmos Bipinnatus Mexican Aster

Cosmos bipinnatus is native to scrub and meadowland in Mexico. They are also called as Mexican Aster. Cosmos are herbaceous perennial plants or annual plants. They need full Sun at leat 5 to 6 hours per day. Cosmos does not require perfect soil conditions as long as you water it regularly, but do not over water.  Sandy soil is considered best for Cosmos. It needs neutral soil pH or slightly acidic. Cosmos plants can go upto 5 feet and they are not bothered by many pests. It is a good practice to cut of flowers that have finished blooming. Cosmos blooms throughout summer till winter sets in. Butterflies and bees get attracted towards cosmos blooms. Cosmos plants are grown from seeds and they need 7 to 14 days to germinate. Cosmos readily reseeds itself. Cosmos is referred to as a weed due to heavy seed production and self sowing. Cosmos is almost pests and disease free.
Cosmos

Summary
Common Name: Cosmos
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: KOZ-mus
Sun Exposure: Full Sun 8 hours/day
Max Height: 60 Inches
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Seeds
Bloom Color : Red, Pink, Orange, Purple
Bloom Time: Summer to winter
Foliage: Green
Duration: Annual
Invasive potential: Cosmos bipinnatus is not invasive. Cosmos sulphureus is Invasive, See also Invasive and Noxious Plants , Invasive Plants of North America, Invasive Alien Plant Alert, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases:  Powdery Mildew, Bacterial Wilt, Canker-Diaporthe Stewartii, Powdery Mildew, Leaf Spots, Aphids, and Japanese beetles See Also Plants Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: Aphids natural enemy, Aphids natural control, Japanese beetles natural enemy
Disclaimer

Notice: The user of this information assumes all risks for personal injury or property damage.
Warning! Pesticides are poisonous. Read and follow all directions and safety precautions on labels. Handle carefully and store in original labeled containers out of the reach of children, pets, and livestock. Dispose of empty containers right away, in a safe manner and place. Do not contaminate forage, streams or ponds.
Remedy:  Powdery Mildew – Benlate or Karathane, Bacterial Wilt-, Canker-Diaporthe Stewartii – Remove and Destroy all infected plants, Aphids-Malathion, Meta Systox R, Sevin Spray,  Japanese beetles– Sevin, Diazinon, Methoxychlor, See also Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Plant Character:
USDA Hardiness: 1a to 13b
Uses:
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction: Butterflies, Bees
Soil: Well drained and moist
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5. Soil pH: What it Means,Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil PH

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Pentas Egyptian Star Cluster

Pentas are Tropical and Sub-tropical shrubs.  They are native to Africa and Yemen. Pentas were named by George Bentham. They are also called as Egyptian Star Cluster or Egyptian Star flower. Pentas Bloom in shades of pink, red, violet and white,  and are starry five-petaled flowers that grow in clusters. In tropical and sub-tropical climates they are perennials – life is more than three years. They can grow upto 36 inches in USDA hardiness zone range 9a to 11. Pentas need a well drained soil. They flower in full sun to partial shade. During harsh summer keep them in partial shade.  Pentas that do not receive enough Sun become leggy. They bloom all year round and attract Butterflies, Bees, Sun birds and Humming birds. Soil PH requirements is 5.6 (acidic) to 6.5 (mild acidic). Propagation is by cuttings in spring and summer. Pentas can be used as butterfly beds.
White PentasSummary
Common Name: Pentas
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: Pen-tuss
Sun Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade min 4 hours of Sun daily
Max Height: 36 Inches
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Stem cuttings in Spring and Summer
Bloom Color : Pink, Red, Violet and white
Bloom Time: All year Round, Spring and Summer
Foliage: Green
Duration: Perennial
Invasive potential:  Not Invasive, See also Invasive and Noxious Plants , Invasive Plants of North America, Invasive Alien Plant Alert, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Botrytis blight, Pythium , and Rhizoctonia See Also Plants Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy:
Disclaimer

Notice: The user of this information assumes all risks for personal injury or property damage.
Warning! Pesticides are poisonous. Read and follow all directions and safety precautions on labels. Handle carefully and store in original labeled containers out of the reach of children, pets, and livestock. Dispose of empty containers right away, in a safe manner and place. Do not contaminate forage, streams or ponds.
Remedy:  For Rhizoctonia Captain 400PythiumAzoxystrobin For Botrytis blight Strobilurins See also Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Plant Character:
USDA Hardiness: Zones 9a to 11
Uses: Butterfly Beds
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction: Butterflies, Sun Birds, Hummingbird, Bees
Soil: Well drained and moist
Soil pH: 5.6 to 6.5. Soil pH: What it Means,Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil PH

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Plants and Flowers of Pune Petunia Care

Petunia originated in South America. Petunia is an annual plant. Petunia needs at least five hours of sunlight every day. Petunias need well drained but moist soil. Keep them away from rain. Petunias cannot tolerate heavy rain, but need a lot of sunlight. Water when the soil gets dry. To improve flowering remove the flower stalk (Peduncle). If you do not remove the stalk the plant starts to seed, and once it seeds the life cycle of the plant ends. The bloom time starts from Summer and goes till autumn. Petunia comes in may different colors for example White, Red, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Burgundy, light purple, Purple-lavender, Lime Green, black berry. Petunia seeds need light to germinate, so just press the seeds in soil but do not cover the seeds. They need 7 to 21 days to germinate. Botrytis blight frequently affects Petunias following damp cloudy weather.
Petunia
Summary
Common Name: Petunia
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: pe·tu·nia
Sun Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade min 5 hours of Sun daily
Max Height: 18 Inches
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Seeds, just press the seeds on soil, do not sow deep. Seeds need sunlight to germinate.
Bloom Color : White, Red, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Burgundy, light purple, Purple-lavender, Lime Green, black berry.  Colors of Petunia
Bloom Time: Summer to Autumn
Foliage: Green
Duration: Annual
Invasive potential:  Not Invasive, Invasive and Noxious Plants , Invasive Plants of North America, Invasive Alien Plant Alert, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Botrytis blight, Plants Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy:
Remedy: Chlorothalonil, Neem oil, Bacillus subtilis, or Potassium Bicarbonate See also Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Plant Character: Single or double flowers, Single shades, Bi-colored
USDA Hardiness: Zones 9 to 11
Uses: Bedding, Ground Cover, Hanging Pots
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction: Hummingbird
Soil: Well drained and moist
Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0. Soil pH: What it Means,Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil PH

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Begonia Semperflorens

Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum is also known as Wax Begonia or Bedding Begonia. They are native to moist tropical and sub-tropical climates. They are stemmed,  rhizomatous, or tuberous. Begonias grow well in shade as well as full Sun. Begonia can tolerate hot and humid summer. They can be propagated by seeds, Stem Cuttings, Leaf cuttings and Tubers. Since the seeds are tiny and they need sunlight to germinate do not sow them underground, place them on the soil where they can get enough Sunlight. They can tolerate short period of drought. Begonias have separate male and female flowers on the same plant. The female flowers have seeds where as the male flowers do not have them. They need rich well drained soil.
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum
Summary
Common Name: Begonia
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: Bee-go-nee-yuh
Sun Exposure: Full Sun (avoid full sun in warmer climates), Partial shade, Shade
Max Height: 1 Feet
Drought-tolerant: Yes
Propagation Methods: Seeds, Tip and stem cuttings, Rhizome Cuttings
Bloom Color : Red, Pink, White
Bloom Time: All year round in warmer climates, Late spring, Early summer, Mid-summer, Late summer, Early fall
Foliage:  Green, Variegated, or Bronze-Colored.
Duration: Perennial, Annual
Invasive potential: Not invasive  ,  Invasive.org
Pests and Diseases: Mealybug
Natural Enemy: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, common name Mealybug Ladybird, Parasitoids Tiny Wasps, Some parasitic fungi. Natural Enemies Listed by Pest. See also The Wasps That Rule The World
Organic Control: 1) Neem Oil, 2) Use horticultural glues around tree trunks, 3) Make your own spray with liquid dish soap, water, Peppermint Essential Oil, Cayenne Pepper.
Chemical Control: Mealybugs Control, Mealybugs
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 6 to 9
Uses: Bedding plants, House plants
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: No
Attraction: Bees
Soil: Well drained and moist.
Soil pH: 5.6 to 6.5 Soil pH: What it Means , Soil: understanding pH and testing soil

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