How to grow Ceratostigma willmottianum

Ceratostigma willmottianum growing subshrub to shrub of the genus Ceratostigma also known as Chinese plumbago, Ceratostigma willmottianum perennial evergreen or cold deciduous can grow as annual in colder climates, used as ornamental ground cover drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropics climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 6+.

Leaves color green and next to the flowers the leaves become red

Ceratostigma willmottianum flower

Flower color blue or purple with five petals, the flowers grows in clusters.

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Requirements for Ceratostigma willmottianum growing and care:

Rich soil

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:
Invasive, aggressive, poisonous

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead flowers

Size of the plant:
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Blue or purple flowers with five petals, the flowers grows in clusters

Scientific name:

Ceratostigma willmottianum

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