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Pocketbook Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Calceolaria integrifolia

 

Pocketbook Plant

Although a sub-shrubby perennial, this calceolaria is mainly grown as an annual. It sports bright coloured yelow and orange flowers over a long flowering season. Ideal for mixed containers and small pots.

 
plant Features
  • Pocketbook Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Pocketbook Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pocketbook Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pocketbook Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pocketbook Plant

Latin name

Calceolaria integrifolia

type

Annual

family

Calceolariaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pocketbook Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Pocketbook Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pocketbook Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Pocketbook Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pocketbook Plant is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Calceolaria integrifolia

Although a sub-shrubby perennial, this calceolaria is mainly grown as an annual. It sports bright coloured yelow and orange flowers over a long flowering season. Ideal for mixed containers and small pots.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

They should be planted in well drained garden soil that has been enriched with a generous amount of compost and peat moss. When growing Calceolarias as house plants, they should be planted in a peat moss based potting mix. Pre-fertilized potting mixes work well. Pouch Flowers grow best in a cool (60°-65° during the day, 50°-55° at night), draft free area where they will receive plenty of bright, indirect light, but not full sun.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Mid Autumn

Calceolarias can be propagated with stem tip cuttings which should be taken in mid to late summer. Calceolaria seeds require light for germination, so do NOT cover them! Start Pouch Flower seeds indoors, in the autumn for spring planting in the garden, or at anytime if you plan to grow them as house plants. Maintain a temperature in the growing medium of 70°-75° until germination, which only takes 5-10 days. After germination, only water enough to keep the growing medium barely moist to help prevent the damping off fungus. NEVER allow the soil to dry out completely!

 
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