Cape Mallow
Anisodontea capensis
 

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 Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.6 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate steppe

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Names

Family Malvaceae
Other scientific names Anisodontea hypomadarum, Malvastrum capensis, Malvastrum hypomadarum

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
Leaf color
  • green