Plume Flower is a plant which belongs to the Justicia (Water willow) genus.
Blooms in flushes from early summer to late autumn.an Evergreen
Regular dead-heading helps promote new blooms.
Early spring pruning stops plant from becoming leggy and encourages fresh growth and more blooms.
grower, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Plume Flower normally grows with a bush-like habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres
(that's 4.88 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in late summer.
Paraguay is believed to be where Plume Flower originates from.
As Plume Flower is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Plume Flower
Happy in low light, but will also grow in sunny spots.
Stands neglect but appreciates occasional watering and feeding.
Position in a partial sun
location and remember to water moderately
. Use Zone 9
- Zone 11
as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy
and has a ph of between 5.5
as Plume Flower is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Plume Flower is thought of as tender
, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors.
See our list of companion Plants for Plume Flower to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Growing Plume Flower from seed
Most easily propagated from cuttings
Transplanting Plume Flower
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Plume Flower is a tender plant.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Plume Flower plants:
Genus named after James Justice, an 18th cent. botanist.
Carnea means flesh-coloured.
Plume Flower care instructions
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