Cuphea
Cuphea
 

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 4 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names Cigar Plant
Family Lythraceae

Characteristics

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