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Lollipop Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pachystachys lutea

 

Lollipop Plant

Pachystachys lutea is an evergreen shrub growing to about 1 metre in height. It produces cone shaped flowers with yellow bracts and long, white petals which poke out. It blooms from late spring to autumn.

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plant Features
  • Lollipop Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lollipop Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Lollipop Plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Lollipop Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lollipop Plant

Latin name

Pachystachys lutea

type

Shrub

family

Acanthaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lollipop Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lollipop Plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Lollipop Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lollipop Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lollipop Plant is 1.00meters x 1.80meters 1.00 M 1.80 M

Pachystachys lutea

Pachystachys lutea is an evergreen shrub growing to about 1 metre in height. It produces cone shaped flowers with yellow bracts and long, white petals which poke out. It blooms from late spring to autumn.


Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

These are easy enough to propagate with stem cuttings between spring and summer. Cut about 4 inches of stem and dip them in rooting hormone before planting in potting soil.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Because this plant is not frost hardy, it's best to plant them in containers which can live outside in the summer months. A decent fast draining potting soil mix, will suffice. Re-pot during spring each year. If not each year, then at-least when the roots start to grow from the pot drainage holes.

 
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