How to grow Cuphea plant

Cuphea plant growing shrub‎ of the genus Cuphea also known as Cupheas or Cigar plants, Cuphea plant perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant and attract pollinator, can grow in subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and grow hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial or 4-10a as annual.

Leaves color dark green in elliptic shape

Cuphea plant flower

Flower color can be: white, pink, red, orange, yellow or purple in tubular shape.

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How to grow Cuphea plant growing and care:

Well-drained 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:

Planting season:
Spring as annual / Spring to autumn as perennial / All year in the tropical

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
2-3 feet, 60-90 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Tubular shape flower in colors of white, pink, red, orange, yellow or purple

Scientific name:


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Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

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Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

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