How to grow Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa growing herbaceous of the genus Mirabilis also known as Marvel of Peru, Mirabilis jalapa perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental fragrance plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+(as perennial) 3-9 (as annual).

Leaves color green in heart shape.

Mirabilis jalapa flower

Flower fragrant color purple, white, yellow, orange, pink or mix in variety in different color pattern.

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How to grow Mirabilis jalapa growing and care:

Moist soil

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes if you want specific color

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Design and control

Size of the plant?
0.6-1.2m, 2-4 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / 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:
Fragrant flowers and color can be: purple, white, yellow, orange, pink or mix in variety in different color pattern.

Scientific name:

Mirabilis jalapa

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