How to grow Cleome hassleriana

Cleome hassleriana growing herbaceous of the genus Cleome also known as Spider flower, Cleome hassleriana perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental cut flower fragrant plant can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.

Leaves color green the leaves elliptic and connected in the base and create like hand with 7 fingers.

Cleome hassleriana flower

Flower fragrant color can be: pink, white, purple, yellow, 6 petals, 4 ovals in the top and 2 needle.

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Requirements for Cleome hassleriana growing and care:

Warm season, sometimes need place to lean on something

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring (for annuals), spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead part and in the end of the season

Size of the plant?
0.3-2 m, 1-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
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:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flowers, can be in colors: pink, white, purple or yellow, 6 petals, 4 ovals in the top and 2 needle.

Scientific name:

Cleome hassleriana

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