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Vibrant and Eye-catching | Pentas lanceolata Electric Red Plant for Sale

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Pentas Red, Pentas Electric
Regional name:
Marathi - Lal Pentas
Shrubs, Groundcovers, Flowering Pot Plants
Rubiaceae or Ixora and Pentas family
          Sun growing, Semi shade
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Spread or Width:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Form:
Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Attracts bees
  • Suitable for road median planting
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over hundreds, Old variety plants may be difficult to get

Plant Description:

- Pentas are free blooming plants that grow to around a meter high.
- They are very suitable for getting that mass colour from perennials.
- Branches and leaves have soft hair.
- They grow quickly.
- A preety, evergreen shrub.
- This variety is amongst the prettiest. It has bright red flowers and grows to a medium height of around 60 to 80 cms.
- It makes an attractive hedge or a group.
- It grows well in a herbaceous border or in the shrubbery.
- Pentas are easy to grow shrubs.
- They are very similar to Ixoras - but grow quickly and flower more. A wider color range too is available.
- Native of Africa & Madagacar.
- A semi woody perpetual flowering shrub.
- Leaves 8-15 cm long.
- Flowers 0.8 cm long in a large bunch at the ends of branches and also in leaf axils.
- Its very useful in tropical gardens. They cannot tolerate cold and dry heat.

Growing tips:

- Suitable for full sunlight as well as for semi shade. May require replacements after 3 to 4 yrs.
- It grows best in partial shade.
- Suitable for the tropical and subtropical areas.
- Flowers throughout the year except in severe winter.
- Practically no pruning is required.
- The most beautiful small shrubs of the warmer areas.
- It is easy to grow.
- Grow in a pots or in raised beds as plants require good drainage.
- They prefer semi shade or bright light and moderate humidity.
- Mid day will result in drying of leaves - especially the lower ones.
- Plants require regular irrigation. If not they will immediately drop their lower leaves and will look leggy.
- Can be cut back at the beginning of monsoon and in spring.
- Regular feeding will keep the flowers coming.