|Polybag size / Pot size
|Polybag: 10x10, 3.9L or Pot: 6'' 2.2L
|6'' or 12''
|Plants Usage in Landscape
|Container Planting or Outdoor Plants
|Landscape uses Hedge & Screen
Eranthemum tricolor is celebrated for its captivating foliage, which showcases a mesmerizing blend of colors. The leaves are primarily green with prominent white and pink veins, creating a tricolor effect that's both striking and unique. It typically grows as a compact shrub, reaching heights of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters).
Ideal Locations in Landscaping:
- Accent Plant: Eranthemum tricolor serves as an excellent accent plant in gardens and landscapes, thanks to its vibrant foliage.
- Container Plant: It can be cultivated in containers or pots, adding a pop of color to patios and balconies.
- Tropical Gardens: Eranthemum tricolor naturally complements tropical garden settings, adding a touch of exotic charm.
- Sunlight: This plant thrives in partial to full sunlight. It's best to provide it with 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and foliage vibrancy.
- Watering: Maintain moderate and consistent watering to keep the soil evenly moist. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.
- Pruning: Prune as needed to maintain its compact shape and encourage bushier growth.
- Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) to support healthy foliage development.
- Tricolor Foliage: The standout feature of Eranthemum tricolor is its striking foliage, marked by green leaves with prominent white and pink veins, creating a captivating tricolor effect.
- Year-Round Beauty: Its vibrant foliage remains stunning year-round, making it a valuable addition to gardens that need a consistent burst of color.
- Low Maintenance: Eranthemum tricolor is relatively low-maintenance, making it an ideal choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
Pest and Diseases:
- While generally hardy, Eranthemum tricolor can be susceptible to common garden pests like aphids and mealybugs.
- Regularly inspect the plant for signs of pest infestations and treat them promptly with neem oil or insecticidal soap.