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Buy Plumbago capensis and P. auriculata: Cape Leadwort and Plumbago Blue for Sale

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Cape Leadwort, Plumbago Blue, Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Regional name:
Marathi - Chitrak, Hindi - Nila Chitrak, Manipuri - Telhidak
Shrubs, Medicinal Plants
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Spherical or rounded, Spreading, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Good for screening
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Suitable for road median planting
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over hundreds

Plant Description:

- This species which is indigenous in South Africa was first collected by Dr. Carl Thunberg.
- The light blue colour is unique. There are very few flowers which are blue.
- Plants can grow as tall as 1 to 1.5 meters.
- Plants can be trimmed and kept short to under 30 cms.
- Frequent trimming is not recommended as it suppresses flowers. See the hedge in picture. If it is constantly trimmed - plants will not bloom well.

Growing tips:

- Plumbago is very susceptible to waterlogging and should be planted on raised beds and porous soil, in full sun.
- In high rainfall areas cut back plants to near ground level as soon as the monsoon sets in. This will prevent the plants from rotting.
- Trim after the flower flush is over. This will initiate new grown and promote flowering.