Egyptian Star, Penta lanceolata

Egyptian Star

FAMILY:
Rubiaceae

ORIGIN:
East Africa

DESCRIPTION:
Dark green lance-shaped leaves; prolific clusters of five-petalled flowers in shades of red, pink or white

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; full sun

PROPAGATION:
Cuttings

COMMENTS:
Extremely attractive to butterflies; favourite food of the Sphinx Moth larvae

 

Click here to go back to the Conservatory Plants Main Page >