Lavatera arborea growing shrub of the genus Malva also known as Tree mallow or Malva arborea, Lavatera arborea perennial evergreen, biennial or annual used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10 as perennial 4-8 as annual.
Leaves color green in heart shape lobed 5 lobes and wavy.
Lavatera arborea flower
Flower color purple and black in the middle with five petals some cultivars the petals merge in the base.
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Requirements for Lavatera arborea growing and care:
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:
Spring (as annual), spring to summer (as perennial)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big 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:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Purple and black flower in the middle with five petals some cultivars the petals merge in the base.