How to grow Exacum

Exacum growing herbaceous subshrub of the genus Exacum also known as Persian violet, Exacum perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant with fragrant flower and as ground cover, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as short perennial or 6+ as annual.

Leaves color green glossy in oval shape.

Exacum flower

Flower color purple, pink, blue, white or more than one color with yellow stamens, flower with 4 to 5 petals.

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Requirements for Exacum growing and care:

Moist soil, 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:

Planting season:
Spring (as annual)/ Spring, summer, autumn (as perennial)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
10-20cm, 4-8 inches

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:
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:
Purple, pink, blue, white or more than one color with yellow stamens, flower with 4 to 5 petals

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