Dombeya elegans, Pink Cloud, Mahot Rose

Dombeya elegans

Pink Cloud, Mahot Rose
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Dombeyoideae
Origin: Reunion
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Dombeya elegans, more commonly known as the Pink Cloud, is a small tree that can reach 10 to 20 feet in height. It is native to Reunion and is grown in the USDA Zones 9-11. Known for its delicate pink flowers and its attractive foliage, this plant will make a great addition to sunny gardens and patios.

The Pink Cloud prefers full sun, or semi shade, and needs regular watering. When in bloom, its bright pink flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers continue to bloom over a period of several months, from spring to fall.

The Pink Cloud is a particularly tough plant, and can survive winter temperatures down to 30°F for a short time. When grown in a pot, it can be brought indoors during the very coldest days of winter. However; if you live in a region with harsh winters, it's best to plant the Dombeya elegans in well-drained soil and mulch it heavily to protect the roots.

Overall, the Pink Cloud is a delightful and easy-to-care-for plant that has a long blooming season. If you're looking for an attractive and reliable addition to your garden or patio, the Dombeya elegans is an ideal choice.

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