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Pentas is a member of the Pentas family. Its botanical name is Pentas.

Great plant for containers or for the border. They grow about 2 to 3 feet tall and are a good butterfly attractant. The flowers are clustered and come in red, pink and white.

Pentas grows as an evergreen and is a flower. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year.

Pentas normally grows to a shrubby habit with a max height of 2.97 feet (that's 91.44 cm metric).

Try planting Pentas if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

Pentas is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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

How to grow Pentas

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives. The USDA Zones typically associated with Pentas are Zone 10 and Zone 11. Pentas is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage.

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

Growing Pentas from seed

Transplanting Pentas

Pentas is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

How long does Pentas take to grow?

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Other names for Pentas

Pentas Benth.

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