Thespesia Portica Asiatica, Asian Portoe, Dwarf Asian Portia, Sea Hibiscus

Thespesia Portica Asiatica

Asian Portoe, Dwarf Asian Portia, Sea Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Asiatic Portoe (Thespesia Portica Asiatica) is a flowering large shrub or small tree reaching a height of 5-10 ft. The bush thrives in full sun and is considered to be a very resilient plant with regular watering. The beauty of this plant lies in its eye-catching yellow, orange flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is also a salt-tolerant plant, making it a great choice for seaside gardens. This plant can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11 successfully.

For planting in a pot in colder regions, it is best to place the pot in a sheltered area with lots of sunlight. Make sure to check the soil moisture every few days and provide a generous amount of water. Increase the watering frequency in warmer months. It is also important to note that the plant will require more watering in the winter when it is not actively growing.

When caring for Asiatic Portoe, it is important to prune the branches to maintain its desired shape and size. Additionally, cut down any dead or damaged branches to promote healthy growth. You may also need to fertilize the shrub to replenish the soil nutrients and ensure vibrant blooming.

Asiatic Portoe is a resilient flowering shrub that is an ideal choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of tropical allure to their garden. It is a great option, offering an impressive display of bright yellow and orange flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. This attractive, low-maintenance shrub is sure to add drama and beauty to any garden.

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