Madagascar Periwinkle
Catharanthus
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 7 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity very poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

Photo

Names

Family Apocynaceae

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
  • purple
  • red
  • white
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    5
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    6
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    7
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    8
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Leaf color
  • green