How to grow Lavatera arborea

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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How to grow Lavatera arborea growing and care:

Salty 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 summer (as perennial)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

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

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
Purple and black flower in the middle with five petals some cultivars the petals merge in the base.

Scientific name:

Lavatera arborea

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