Catharanthus roseus growing subshrub herbaceous of the genus Catharanthus also known as Vinca rosea or Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ (as perennial) 4-9 (as annual).
Leaves color green in oval shape.
Catharanthus roseus flower
Flower color can be: red, white, orange, pink, magenta or purple, sometimes the inner part darker or lighter, there are five petals in lobed shape.
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Requirements for Catharanthus roseus growing and care:
For perennial more than 5C, well drained
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring (as annual) spring, summer to autumn (as perennial 10b)
Pests and diseases:
Thrips, aphids, spider mite
How to prune:
Dead flowers and leaves
Size of the plant?
30-70 cm, 12-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Flower with five petals like lobed, the color can be: red, white, orange, pink, magenta or purple, sometimes the inner part darker or lighter, five petals in lobed shape