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

Time markers in the garden calendar: bursting into purple blooms as summer draws to an end.
There’s not a pest or disease that comes near them.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Vivid Purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Fern green colour. Tibouchina grows as an evergreen and is a flowering 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 3.05 metres (9.91 feet). Try planting Tibouchina if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

Brazil is believed to be where Tibouchina originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tibouchina have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tibouchina

  • Full Sun

    OR +
  • Partial 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 / partial 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 tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Tibouchina to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

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 tender plant.

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?

These estimates for how long Tibouchina takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


Popular varieties of Tibouchina

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