USES: Strong and continual flowering. Tropical effect. Does well as a shrub, hedge, container plant, en masse, around pools, patios, courtyards and in moon gardens.
SIZE: Grows 1.2 – 2m tall with a 1.5 – 2.5m spread. Fast growing.
LOCATION: Full sun to partial shade. Does well in the more humid coastal areas with some protection from direct sea wind.
SOIL: Best in an organically enriched, well draining fertile soil with a pH 5.6 – 7.5, acidic to neutral. Will show leaf chlorosis if soil is too alkaline or saline.
FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 13:13:13 NPK annually in spring.
WATER: Keep soil moist. Moderately drought tolerant for very short periods only. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.