Anisodontea grow and care – subshrub to shrub of the genus Anisodontea also known as Mallow anisodontea or Cape mallow, Anisodontea perennial evergreen or annual in temperate climate, used as ornamental drought tolerant plant and attract pollinators, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12 as perennial or as annual 5-10.
Leaves color green little bit hairy the leaves lobed 3 lobes and the margin also little lobed.
Flower color can be: pink, red, purple or white, the inner part darker and colored like stripes that start from the middle, the petal in heart shape there are five petals.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: Sensitive to salt
Planting season: Spring (in cold climate) spring to autumn (as perennial)
Pests and diseases: Spider mites, aphids
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just for design and dead flowers
Size of the plant? 50-70, 20-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Most of the year
General information about the flower: Flower color can be: pink, red, purple or white, the inner part darker and colored like stipes that start from the middle, the petal in heart shape there are five petals.