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Lantana – Popular Flowering Plants & Care Tips | Growing Tips

Lantana – Popular Flowering Plants & Care Tips | Growing Tips

In the post, we will know about Lantana flowering plant

  • About lantana plant
  • How to plant at home
  • Top caring tips
  • Bloom time

About Lantana Plant: Lantana is a perennial flowering plant, and many types of flowers bloom on this plant, such as white, red, purple, and blue. These flowers are wonderful in appearance, and many people plant this plant on the balcony, on top roofs, and indoors. For indoor planting, you should keep this plant in a place with good sunlight.

The scientific name of lantana is the Lantana camera, and it belongs to the Verbenaceae family, and the Verbenaceae family has more than 900+ species. There are many lantana varieties like trailing lantana, popcorn lantana, wild lantana…etc. There is no more difference in these varieties, some types proliferate, and some grow slowly.

Physical View: leaves of lantana plants are dark green with a saw-cut margin. Leaves grow up to 1 to 3 inches and spread up to 1 inch to 2 inches. Veins are green, and midribs are light white.  Lantana plant grows up to 2 to 6 feet and more. In one sepal, 15 to 20 flowers bloom, which looks small.

How to plant at home: There are two methods to grow lantana plants at home or in your garden, one is by cutting lantana, and another is by its seeds.

Cutting methods: First of all, prepare a soil mixture, take well-drained garden soil (50%), cow dung (30%), and vermicompost (20%), and mix it well. Take a large flower pot (at least 10 inches more) and fill it with soil mixture.

After all, take out the lantana cutting and make a hole in the soil mixture 5 to 6 inches deep and plant a cutting. Cover the bottom part of the cutting with the soil and place the flower pot in sunlight. Within 6-7 days, the plant’s roots begin to sprout, and new leaves and branches are seen from the plant.

Remember : Soil mixture should be slightly acidic and grow best in USDA hardiness zone 7-11. In a flowerpot, make sure there is a drainage hole on the surface of the pot, if not, make 5,6 holes and place small stones or pebbles on the drainage hole.

Top Caring Tips :

Watering: Watering is essential to process for each plant. Lantana plants need moisture in the soil. So before watering, check moisture in the with your hand. If the soil dries, give water properly. When the plant grows up to 1 to 2 feet, so give water 2 3 times a week. In the summer season, give water for 1 to 2 days. Always use a water spray gun.

Temperature: Maintaining temperature is very important for plants. If the temperature is good, plants grow faster, and temperature is not maintained, plants get fade, flowers die, and leaves are burned. So always maintain the temperature between 15°C to 30°C. Save plants from high-temperature(above 30°C) and heavy rain.

Best Fertilizer: There is less need for compost in this plant, and if this plant is not growing, you can add compost to the plant. You can give cow manure or liquid fertilizer. Always remember, after fertilization, gives water properly. 

Pests & Disease: If there are many types of insects(sooty mould, bugs, aphids) and diseases(powdery mildew) attack this plant, then spray the medicine on the plant to kill those insects and diseases. Before spraying medicine on plants, read instructions on treatment.

Bloom Time :

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