How to grow Lobelia

Lobelia growing subshrub or shrub of the genus Lobelia also known as Lobelias, Lobelia perennial semi evergreen in colder climate grow as annual plant and used as ornamental plant and attract pollinators, some species can used as groundcover plant (it’s not spreading but possible to plant very close to other plants), can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 9-11 (as perennial) 4-9 (as annual).

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Lobelia flower

Flower color can be: blue, purple, red, orange, white or pink, one petal with 4-5 lobes down there are 3 lobes and the top another two lobes, its looks like bug that can fly or cone shape flowers.

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How to grow Lobelia growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Might be invasive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
3-7 inches, 10-16 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average 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:
Flying bug shape or cone flower with 3 bottom lobes and 2 in the top, color can be: blue, purple, red, orange, white or pink

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