How to grow Pseuderanthemum

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.

Pseuderanthemum flower

Flower color purple, white or pink in cross to star shape 4-5 petals.

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How to grow Pseuderanthemum growing and care:

Moist soil, well-drained soil, rich soil, organic matter

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:

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?

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.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Purple, white or pink color in cross shape

Scientific name:


How to grow Pseuderanthemum

pseuderanthemum atropurpureum

Pseuderanthemum plant



Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Pink leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9