Pseuderanthemum grow and care – shrub of the genus Pseuderanthemum also known as Pastel flower, Pseuderanthemum perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the glossy leaves and flowers, the flowers attract pollinator and can be drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.
Leaves color green can variegate green with pink, purple or yellow, can be in oval, elliptic or deltoid shape, mostly the leaves glossy.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – cutting or
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but when need specific color for the leaves or the flowers better from cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing: Might be invasive
Pseuderanthemum care: Prune once year, sunny location in hardiness zone 8-10a, in hardiness zone of 10b+11 or with hot summer half shade, rich soil with mulch to keep the moist of the soil and water regular, increase watering in the summer especially in hot days.
Planting season: Spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10 , spring to summer hardiness zone 8-9 and all year in hardiness zone 11
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: Just for design, dead parts
Size of the plant? 30-120cm, 12-48 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water – in summer increase the amount of water it’s drought tolerant but in 40c will need water or might die
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade – in hot climate need to take care that only 50% shade better morning sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, better to choose pot that bigger 20-30% more than the root ball, possible to use mix soil, care that will be good drainage and switch the soil every few year also cut the root ball for dead roots in order to increase the growth of new roots.
Bloom season? Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Purple, white or pink color in cross shape