Plumbago europaea growing shrub‎ or climbers of the genus Plumbago also known as Common leadwort, Plumbago europaea perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerance plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate, desert or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape with wavy structure.

Plumbago europaea flower

Flower color purple to pink, the flowers with five petals and in the end of the flower with sticky edge.

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Requirements for Plumbago europaea growing and care:

Well-drained 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, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Mealybugs, whitefly, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
For design and control

Size of the plant?
1-2 m (3-6 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium 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 as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple to pink flowers with five petals and in the end of the flower with sticky edge

Scientific name:

Plumbago europaea

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