How to grow Alcalthaea suffrutescens

Alcalthaea suffrutescens growing herbaceous of the genus Alcalthaea also known as Hollyhock, Alcalthaea suffrutescens can grow as perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11a.

Leaves color green the shape can be heart to round with lobed edges to deeply lobed.

Alcalthaea suffrutescens flowers

Flower color can be: pink, white, yellow or cream, flowers have five petals in round shape.

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Requirements for Alcalthaea suffrutescens growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn, winter (in hot weather)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead stems and leaves

Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m, 40-100 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Pink, white, yellow or cream flowers with five petals in round shape

Scientific name:

Alcalthaea suffrutescens

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