Palicourea corniculata, Cappel

Palicourea corniculata

Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Puerto Rico and Western South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Grown as a large shrub commonly reaching 5-10 feet tall, Palicourea corniculata is an evergreen species native to Puerto Rico and Western South America. In ideal conditions, Palicourea corniculata may reach heights of 10-20 feet.

For optimal growth, Palicourea corniculata should be placed in an area of the garden with full to partial sun. In cold regions it can be grown in a pot, however this requires some special care. When grown in a pot, it is important to choose a pot with adequate drainage and to shield it from strong winds. Water this species regularly to keep the soil moist but avoid over-watering as this can lead to root rot.

Palicourea corniculata features bright and beautiful vinous red or crimson flowers on thin, angular stems. Its blooms are often followed by yellow and orange flowers, making them a pollinator's favorite. The showy flowers of Palicourea corniculata not only invite pollinators, such as hummingbirds and butterflies, but also add interest to your garden.

Plant Palicourea corniculata in USDA Zone 9-11 for ideal growth and flowering. For best results, use a well draining, loamy soil amended with organic matter and fertilizers. If nutrient deficiencies occur in your garden, use a balanced fertilizer to correct them and enhance growth. With proper care, Palicourea corniculata can bring a tropical flair to your garden, not to mention the delight of plenty of beautiful pollinators!

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Palicourea corniculata, Cappel
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