Blue plumbago is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Plumbaginaceae family. This evergreen shrub is native to South Africa and grows as a climber. It is cultivated both as a houseplant and an outdoor garden plant. Adding this plant to landscaping projects will enhance the beauty of the area.
Plumbago is an evergreen plant that grows as a climber. The plant can grow up to 6m tall. The climbing stems are similar to long and thin vines. These stems bear glossy green and leathery leaves that can range from 2-5 cm long. The flowers have five petals and are pale blue, blue, or violet in color. During spring, these plants attract butterflies to your garden with their appealing blue blooms.
Choose the location carefully before growing the plant as it requires plenty of room to get established. The plant requires fertile and well-drained soil which is slightly alkaline. Like other plants of the family, blue plumbago prefers full sun or partial shade. It is good to provide plants with at least six hours of light to encourage healthy blooming. Otherwise, you will observe more foliage than flowers.
Blue plumbago requires a moderate amount of water. It is a perennial plant that can tolerate drought. Watering it once or twice a week is enough to keep the soil moist in summer. In winter, you may water less frequently. If you feel the plant is getting dormant in winter, you can skip watering it until early spring.
Treat your plant with a balanced fertilizer once it grows a strong root system. For better results, fertilize the plant at least once a month. One of the best advantages of growing plumbago is that it does not experience any disease once established. Cut down the plants to an appropriate size if grown indoors.
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