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Pentas

Water regularly
Semi-shade, no direct sunlight
Not air-purifying
Nutrition every 2 weeks (summer)
Not toxic for animals
Repot every other year
See our collection of Pentas

Intro

The Pentas comes in many colours. They come in pink, purple, white, red, lavender and salmon. This makes the plant very popular. 

Location

The Pentas prefer to stand in a place in the semi-shade where they get enough sunlight but not direct sunlight. This plant is also well suited as a tub plant on the terrace or balcony. Rather in a slightly too sunny spot than a too dark spot.


Pentas care


Watering

Make sure you water the Pentas regularly and keep the soil moist. In any case, do not make sure that the soil does not become too moist again and a layer of water is created, occasionally this may happen at the Pentas, but not too often. This is bad for the roots. Water less in winter than in summer, because the plant will be at rest in winter and uses little energy. 

Spraying

It is recommended to spray the plant regularly to prevent diseases and pests. In addition, regular spraying promotes the ornamental value of the plant. 

Pruning

To enjoy this beautiful plant for longer, it is advisable to remove the old flowers that have finished flowering from time to time. Remove the stem with the bud completely, the plant will then make a new shoot with 2 new buds. This will make it easier for the plant to continue flowering and show a rich floral splendour for months to come. It is not bad if you don't prune the plant at all, but you do prefer it.

Origin

The Pentas Starcluster belongs to the family of the cetaceans or Rubiaceae. This is the star-leaved family. The origin of this plant is in northeast Africa and Egypt. The plant has star-shaped flowers with five petals. The Starcluster can be used as an indoor plant and comes in 4 colours: red, pink, white and lavender. The leaves have downy hairs. The tubular flowers are real butterfly lures. 


Diseases

The Pentas can suffer from aphids and spider mites. Try to prevent this by spraying regularly, they don't like this. If any aphids or spider mites do occur, it is important to control them as soon as possible with a biological or if desired a chemical pesticide.

Suitable plant nutrition for Pentas


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