Methods on how to grow Duranta Plant



The Duranta actually has an attractive evergreen foliage, and some of the varieties of the plant have gold or variegated leaves. In the fall there is the appearance of ornamental berries. Actually in warm areas, the plant really grows quickly into a large shrub or small tree. Below is the basic information about duranta plant;

The botanical name:   The botanical name is Duranta erecta.

The common name: The common names are sky flower, Duranta, pigeon berry, golden dewdrop.

The plant type: A tropical shrub.

The mature size: The mature size of this plant is about   18 feet.

The sun exposure: Duranta plant does well in full to partial sun.

The soil type: This plant does well in a rich loam soil, it also tolerates rocky soil.

The soil pH: It can be acidic to slightly alkaline (5.6-7.5)

The blooming time: The blooming time is spring through frost.

The flower color: The flower colors are violet, blue, white.

The native area: Duranta plant is native to Mexico, Central and South America.


Furthermore, this plant is really easy to grow in warm weather and full sun.

The light requirement: This plant really need full light to get the energy that they will need to make blooms and berries. If they are grown in too much shade they will get lanky and sparse.

The soil requirement: If you actually want to grow the plants as annuals make sure you provide rich, loamy soil in other to help the plant reach their potential in one growing season. For outdoor setting, you can grow the plants in lean soil as long as they have good drainage.

The water requirement: This plant really needs a moderate amount of water. If the Duranta plant is grown outdoors they will need the equivalent of about an inch of rain per week. If you are growing them in containers make sure you water the plant when the top of the soil feels dry.

The Fertilizer requirement: These plants are not heavy feeders and they can easily get by without any supplemental fertilizer in a good soil. If they are grown in a lean or rocky soil you can use an all-purpose general fertilizer at least once a month during the growing season.

Pest and disease control: Most of the Duranta plants that are actually grown outdoors don't experience any common pest or disease problems. Although whiteflies may be a problem on the Duranta plants that are grown indoor.

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