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Subtropical / Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)

Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)
Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)
Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)
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The blue plumbago abundantly blooms in summer with clusters of bright blue flowers, which are pollinated by butterflies.

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Family: Plumbaginaeae
Scientific name: Plumbago auriculata
Common name: Cape leadwort
Origin: South Africa

The blue plumbago abundantly blooms in summer with clusters of bright blue flowers, which are pollinated by butterflies. The tips of the flowers are sticky, making them easy to carry around on clothing or as an ornament behind an ear. The sticky nectar seems to have a link to the emergence of the first carnivorous plants. Other insects can also get attracted and stuck to the flowers, but the plant does nothing with them. 

It is a climbing plant from South Africa that naturally climbs into bushes. It can withstand a few degrees of frost, so it could be kept in the garden, granted that it has a sheltered spot. However, you might want to keep it as a tub plant and keep it indoors in a cool place during the winter months. The plant can easily be pruned to make it easy to store indoors. In the garden the plant could reach a size of 3 meters and in a pot usually something like 1.5 meters. Make sure you provide a sunny spot, well-drained soil and water regularly. 

Sowing description: Sow the seeds in sowing soil and keep the soil constantly slightly moist. Allow the seeds to germinate at 20-25grC. Germination usually takes place within a few weeks. 

Sowing time: March-July
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum temperature: -6 degrees Celsius

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