Red Cestrum
Cestrum elegans

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
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity poisonous


Climate humid subtropical



Other common names Pink Cestrum, Purple Cestrum
Family Solanaceae


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 8 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -12°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red
  • indigo
  • violet
Leaf color
  • green