Lantana plant grow and care – subshrub or shrub of the genus Lantana also known as Lantanas or Shrub verbenas, Lantana plant perennial evergreen and in frost become deciduous plant and can grow also as annual, used as ornamental ground cover or hedge plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate, the plant will grow hardiness zone 5+.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape in size 2-5 cm, the touch is unpleasant the plant has thorns.
Flower color can be: yellow, pink, purple, red, white or more than one color, the flowers grow on clusters and can be multicolor in the same flower or in the same clusters, flowers attract pollinators (butterfly).
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but it easy to start and can be ensure the color of the flowers
Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive, invasive, thorns, fruit poisonous
Planting season: Spring, summer ( in cold climate) all year (in hot climate)
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: For design
Size of the plant? 0.2-4m, 0.6-13 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season? All year in cold climate spring – autumn
General information about the flower: Multicolor flowers in yellow, orange, pink, purple, red or white color, the flowers grow on clusters and can be multicolor in the same flower or in the same clusters, flowers attract pollinators (butterfly)