Gaura longiflora grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Gaura, Gaura longiflora perennial evergreen or deciduous in colder climate or annual, used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 6+.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape.
Gaura longiflora flower
Flower color white, the size 2-3 cm with 4-5 petals that grow in clusters.
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How to grow Gaura longiflora growing and care:
Mulch, well-drain soil, sandy soil
How to care:
Prune once a year and consider to put fertilizer at least once a year, in location with a lot of rains no need for mulch
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant – careful with roots very sensitive / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction – cutting season in the spring, possible in water or direct to the soil, need some humidity and moist soil, do not over water
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it easy to start from cutting and can ensure the color of the flowers
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring – hardiness zone 6-7, spring-summer in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring-autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11a, possible all year in hardiness zone 11b+
How to plant:
Planting in location with good drainage, better sandy soil and in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
For design, better to prune when finish to bloom it induce more flowers
Size of the plant:
40-70 cm, 16-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing – in order to grow fast, full sun, long summer season, good drainage / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water (with good drainage), doesn’t like over water, in case of a lot rains need to create raised bed in order to prevent flood.
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun – blooming performance will be best result / Half Shade – will bloom less but the leaves will look better and won’t be just flowers on stems
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, when growing in pots need to choose container that will be 70-130% bigger than the roots ball, choose minimum 5-8L but bigger better and in order to keep the plant in small need to cut the roots that will be place to re-grow again, drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, and in order to have good drainage possible to use potting mix, cactus potting mix or sandy soil, it’s not must possible to put in the bottom of the pot little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles to keep good drainage.
Most of the year
General information about the flower:
Pink to white and size 2-3 cm with 4-5 petals that grow in clusters.
How to grow Gaura longiflora from seeds
Light moist soil, full sun
Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dark and dry location
How to plant:
Plant it in sandy soil, the drainage
30*40cm (12-16 inches) direct, to transplant 3*4cm (1.2*2.2 inch)
Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1cm (0.25-0.5 inch)
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun with temperature above 25C (77F)
Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water (the plants germinate after big amount of rains
Condition of seedling:
Moist soil with average amount of water, after the 5th leaf reduce the amount of water
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Annual plant, Deciduous, Evergreen, Herbaceous, Perennial plant
Plant Uses: Drought tolerant plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water, Small amounts of water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Summer flowers, Winter flowers
Flower colors: Pink flower, White flower