Pavonia strictiflora (Goethea) is a native tropical plant of Brazil. This attractive, evergreen shrub, stands with an upright form up to 5-10 ft tall, making it an ideal choice for a large garden. It has an elegant look with its red or crimson flowers emerging directly from the stems. It also has deep vinous flowers.
For cultivation, Pavonia strictiflora (Goethea) prefers shade or semi-shade, and is cold hardy up to 30F for a short amount of time. It has a USDA Hardiness Zone of 9-11. It should be watered regularly, making sure to avoid any waterlogging.
In colder regions, the Pavonia strictiflora (Goethea) can be successfully grown in a pot. It requires little maintenance when planted in pots and is extremely rewarding for any container or garden. The soil should be kept relatively moist, making sure to avoid any standing water. A soil with good drainage and a quality potting mix should be used in order to ensure the best possible growth. Regular watering is required to help it maintain its color and flowers. When using a pot, make sure it is big enough to accommodate the root ball of the plant. Pruning can be done in the spring to give a shape to the plant, and encourage new growth.
Overall, Pavonia strictiflora (Goethea) is a beautiful, hardy plant that is relatively low-maintenance to grow. Its colorful flowers add a vibrant, eye-catching touch to any garden, making it an ideal choice for any landscape.