Bush penta, Panama rose, Rondeletia leucophylla
|Polybag size / Pot size
|Polybag: 5x7, 760ml or Polybag: 10x10, 3.9L
Bush Penta, scientifically known as Rondeletia leucophylla, is a delightful evergreen shrub renowned for its clusters of tubular, pink to red flowers and glossy green foliage. The plant forms a rounded and bushy shape, making it a charming addition to gardens and landscapes. The dark green leaves provide an appealing backdrop for the vibrant blooms.
Prefers full sun to partial shade for optimal flowering.
Maintain regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods.
Adaptable to various soil types but thrives in well-draining, fertile soil.
Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season to encourage continuous flowering.
Suited for warm climates; protect from frost.
Commonly propagated through stem cuttings.
Pest and Diseases:
Generally resistant to pests and diseases. Monitor for aphids or scale insects and treat as needed.
Preventive measures include regular inspection for pests. In case of infestation, treat with appropriate insecticides or insecticidal soap.
Similar Looking Plants:
- Pentas lanceolata (Egyptian Star Cluster): Similar in flower structure, but Rondeletia leucophylla typically has larger clusters.
Mix Planting Recommendations:
- Combine with other flowering shrubs like Hibiscus for a colorful garden display.
- Plant alongside low-growing perennials or groundcovers for a layered landscape.
Ideal for borders, hedges, or as a standalone ornamental shrub, Bush Penta adds a burst of color to gardens and attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds.