Friday, June 23, 2006

Lantana Camara

Lantana Camara, from the West Indies, its varieties are shrubby, spreading perennials which will bloom the year around if they received sufficient sunlight and moisture. The flowers are borne in dense heads, about 2 inches, across, usually creamy yellow or deep yellow aging to orange and red.

The temperature, averge house not over 75 "F. , in winter. Humidity is 30% more, mist leaves frequently with water to prevent drying and to discourage insect infections. Soil, equal parts loam, sand, and peat moss; keep moist except slightly drier during the dead of winter when the top growth should be cut back to 8 inches or less. Propagate by rooting, cuttings in spring, summer or fall.


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