10 Gallon
Crepe Myrtle
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Crepe Myrtle

Latin Name:

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Petite Pinkie’

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

A rather tall, upright grower. The terminal flowers spikes are a rich pink.

Origin:

China

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

GI

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

40-65°F, 4-16°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks when in growth with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to aphids. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Cuttings in the spring through summer. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Plant in a large planter and keep it cool in the winter. Repot annually and prune back hard in the spring.

Is Genus:

No

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