Chitrak, Cape leadwort, Plumbago auriculata

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    Polybag size / Pot size Polybag: 10x10, 3.9L
    Plant height 9''
    56
    Polybag size / Pot size Polybag: 5x7, 760ml
    Plant height 9''

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    Plant height: 9''

    Chitrak, also known as Cape Leadwort, is a semi-evergreen shrub adored for its vibrant clusters of tubular flowers against a backdrop of lush green foliage. With blossoms ranging from sky blue to lavender or white, depending on the variety, it adds a touch of enchantment to any landscape. Explore our selection of Chitrak and other hedge plants at Jagtap Nursery, your go-to destination for landscape plants and outdoor beauties. Located on Solapur Road, our nursery offers a variety of options, including butterfly-attracting plants, to enhance your outdoor space.

    Ideal Locations in Landscaping:

    • Versatile Beauty: Chitrak's versatility makes it an exceptional choice for various garden settings.
    • Colorful Accent: It excels as a border plant, enhancing foundation plantings with bursts of color and texture.
    • Sunlight Preference: Thriving in full sun to partial shade, it adapts gracefully to different light conditions.

    Maintenance Care:

    • Watering: Maintain moderate soil moisture levels, ensuring it remains well-drained to prevent waterlogging.
    • Pruning: Prune after flowering to maintain the desired shape and encourage fresh growth.
    • Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote vigorous blooms.
    • Mulching: The use of mulch helps conserve soil moisture and suppress weed growth around the base.

    Unique Feature:

    • Chitrak's unique charm lies in its profuse flowering, creating a striking contrast against its dark green foliage.

    Pest and Diseases:

    • Common Pests: Chitrak may be susceptible to aphids and mealybugs, which can distort leaves and create a sticky residue.
    • Fungal Leaf Spots: Fungal leaf spot diseases can affect the plant, leading to discolored spots on leaves.

    Preventive Measures:

    • Vigilant Inspection: Regularly inspect the plant for signs of pests or diseases to enable early detection and effective management.
    • Pruning: Remove affected or infested parts through pruning to reduce the spread of pests or diseases.
    • Airflow Maintenance: Ensure adequate air circulation around the plant by avoiding overcrowding, which can deter fungal diseases.
    • Proper Watering: Prevent fungal issues by watering at the base and keeping foliage dry.
    • Insecticidal Soap: For aphids and mealybugs, consider using insecticidal soap solutions as a non-toxic treatment.

    Post-Treatment Care:

    • Pruning: Continue to prune affected parts and maintain the plant's shape after treatment to encourage healthy growth.
    • Isolation: In severe cases, isolate the affected plant to prevent the issue from spreading to nearby plants.
    • Regular Monitoring: Keep an eye on new growth for signs of recurring pests or diseases, and address them promptly.

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