GARDEN CARE SIMPLIFIED my first hand experience with Terrace Container Gardening over the years with original photographs is shared in this Blog as also simple practical tips for flowering in varieties of plants. My Terrace garden plants are a part of my family, I care for them with food, water and lots of love and spanking!and they bless me with lovely blooms!
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Vibrant , colourful and fragrant, almost like nilgiri plants, Lantana Flowers are so easy to grow they are seen every where. usually a no nonsense plant, grows without any care and gives loads of blooms.
plants are not a native of India and have migrated here. The lantana plants
have survived less water and direct sunlight and we can see many places like
Bangalore, Ooty and many other hill stations where these fragrant lantana
plants are growing like crazy. The survival of these plants have made them a
good choice by many gardeners and also their beautiful fragrant blooms are another
attraction. These flowering plants are sued as borders and also as bushes to form central focal points in any garden design.
plants have colourful flowers and the colours range from clear yellow, white to
reds and oranges. We also see many shaded variety growing where the plant
flowers into two colours. The centre of the bunch is different colour and the
outer layer of flowers are different. I love the beautiful soft lilac and yellow shading , so soothing.
though look very attractive on closer inspection we can see that the whole
flower is made up of tiny small flowers. When we touch them the tiny flowers
fall and can be closely observed . The blooms are very delicate though they
remain on the plant for long. The small flowers are very fragrant and the
fragrance is woody and strong. When planted in groups the lantana fragarnce can
be felt from far away. Fragrance also feels like the Eucalyptus trees, and
often the fragrance is confused with eucalyptus or nilgiri plants. The leaves
are sharp and have a rough surface. Maybe there are tiny spikes on the surface
of the leaves. So sharp are the leaves edges that we can accidentally cut our skin
by rubbing with them to feel them. Yup, never try this, it has spikes hair, skin gets abraised.
Soothing soft lilac pink Lantana Flowers
Yellow Orange Shaded variety of Lantana flowers
Yellow colour Lantana flowers
Care of Lantana flower plants is very easy and the plants grow very
fast. They need to be trimmed regularly to maintain their shape and also to
encourage more flowering.do not
require much water and with over watering may die. This is the main reason they die, due to root fungus and rot.
important care is that the lantana plants are prone to white aphids and fungus
attacks. I have lost so many Lantana plants due to this pest. As the plants can grow in
full sunlight the best place would be to grow it under direct sunlight, this
will some what also help to control the plant disease. Giving the plant
a thorough wash and shower also helps to treat the plant
disease. Always a strong bath has helped save many plants from pests.
of lantana flowers is great and will enliven the whole atmosphere. The lantana
plants are mostly selected because of the great colourful show they give when
laden with blooms. The lantana flowers are a unique pattern of small
flowers growing in a bunch together. They look almost like a big shaded flower
but only on closer look we can see the tiny bunch of small flowers. The flowers
are available in many colours and shades. White with cream, pink with yellow,
red with orange or yellow, and sometimes even three colours together.
Absolutely beautiful tiny blooms, and bunches of happiness, Lantana flower plants!