Trochetia parviflora, Trochetia

Trochetia parviflora

Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Mauritius
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Trochetia parviflora is a small, woody evergreen shrub or small tree, growing 5-10 ft tall, with showy, star-shaped white bark. This attractive shrub has attractive large, deep green, glossy leaves and spikes of pink bracts that appear in late spring to early summer and bear small, tubular, white-yellow flowers. The flowers are quite fragrant and attract a variety of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Trochetia parviflora does best in full sun and require regular water, especially during hot or dry periods when the plant may become dormant. This hardy and resilient plant is grown in USDA Hardiness zones 9-11. In areas with cold winters, however, it is best to grow the plant in a pot and move indoors before temperatures drops below freezing.

Trochetia parviflora is considered a drought tolerant plant, but it should be watered regularly during the summer months to ensure that it gets enough moisture. During the cooler months, when the plant is dormant, it can survive with only moderate water.

This plant is an excellent choice for tropical and subtropical gardens. It is not fussy, so it can be planted in most soil types, and it does not require fertilization or pruning.

All in all, Trochetia parviflora is a great option for gardens in tropical and subtropical climates. It is an attractive shrub with attractive pink flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The plant is easy to care for and will endure the cold weather of the cooler months if planted in a pot and moved indoors in time.

Trochetia parviflora, Trochetia

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