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Tibouchina is part of the Tibouchina genus. Its scientific name is Tibouchina.

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Tibouchina grows as an evergreen and is an ornamental. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Tibouchina is known for its shrubby habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Brazil is believed to be where Tibouchina originates from.

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How to grow Tibouchina

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Good drainage and a layer of mulch around base in summer to retain moisture.
They prefer slightly acidic soil.
Fertilise in spring and autumn.
Water well but allow it to dry out between waterings.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Tibouchina are Zone 9 and Zone 11. Keep in mind when planting that Tibouchina is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

Growing Tibouchina from seed

Transplanting Tibouchina

Plant in a sunny, protected, frost-free location. Also happy in pots.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tibouchina is a half hardy plant.

Companion plants for Tibouchina

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Tibouchina so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Tibouchina

These plants will not grow well with Tibouchina so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Tibouchina problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Tibouchina plants:

Other names for Tibouchina

Tibouchina Aubl., Lasiandra

Tibouchina care instructions

How long does Tibouchina take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Tibouchina

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