Palisota barteri is a small shrub native to tropical Africa that can reach a height of 2 to 5 feet when mature. It prefers shade or semi-shade and requires regular water to thrive. The shrub produces beautiful white or off-white flowers that attract a variety of insects. This species can be grown in most USDA Zone 9-11 areas and can be a good choice for a small garden or as an ornamental plant in larger gardens.
When growing Palisota barteri in cooler climates, the plant should be grown in a pot and kept in the warmest part of the house. This ensures the shrub receives plenty of sunlight and warmth. Watering should occur when the soil is almost dry and the pot should always have drainage holes in the bottom. It is important to monitor the moisture content of the pot, as the soil should not be allowed to dry out completely. Nutrients can be added to the soil in the form of fertilizer for better growth.
Finally, Palisota barteri does not require much pruning and can be grown with minimal maintenance. The shrub should be checked regularly for pests and diseases. Removing any dead foliage keeps the plant healthy and encourages new growth. With the right care, Palisota barteri will thrive and bring beautiful blooms to a garden any time of year.