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Plant Care Guide >> Outdoor Shrubs >> Plumbago auriculata
Plumbago also is one of the most popular flowering shrubs. The plant has light blue flowers that are prolific during the warmer months of the year. It makes a wonderful pot plant or patio plant.
Common name:

Sky flower

Botanical Name:

Plumbago auriculata




The leaves are medium green, up to 2 inches long and tend to curl downward.


The plant produces sky blue flowers all year long. A white-flowered variety is also available.


It requires full sun for a minimum of 4 hours daily for best growth and flowering.


The plant does best in normal room temperature.


Plumbago does best in light, sandy soils with good drainage.


The plant is considered moderately drought tolerant.


Plumbago survives with little watering once established. Never allow the pot to stand in water.

Pest and Problems:

Watch for whiteflies, spider mites and mealybugs on indoor plants

Growth habit:

It is very fast-growing and can reach up to 6ft. in height.


Apply high potash liquid fertilizer. It responds well to an application of fertilizer during the growing season to encourage continuous growth and flowering.


Plumbago can be pruned to grow like a vine and scramble over supports, or pruned into a more compact mounded shrub.


Propagation is done from cuttings. It can also be grown from seeds.

Special Care:

It will flower profusely after being pruned as it bears flowers on new branches.

Landscaping Utility:

May be grown as a rounded shrub or trained with ties on a trellis as a vine. The distance of planting should be 1.5 ft c/c. The plant looks nice when mass planting of it is done.


Hedge, porch or patio container plant

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