1 Gallon
Lantana / Various Colors
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Lantana / Various Colors

Latin Name:

Lantana camara

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Three feet to six feet (90-180cm) tall and at least as wide according to the variety if this shrub is left alone to grow. It stands cutting well, however, to stay to a controlled size in pot or basket.

Origin:

West Indies

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

FK

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/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:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

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

Propagation:

Stem cuttings and seeds in the spring through summer. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings or seeds 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:

Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Prune after flowering. The green seeds of this plant are poisonous so keep them away from children. Repot in the winter.

Is Genus:

No

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