How to Care for Plumbago

Plumbago, a beautiful perennial shrub, loves full sun to partial shade. It grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet and can be up to 5 feet wide. The plumbago is a favorite with butterflies. This attractive shrub can be found as a foundation plant or in borders. Its beautiful blue flowers bloom from May until the first frost.

How To Care for Plumbago

Step 1

Plant in a sunny spot. The plumbago loves sun and heat, and is extremely drought-tolerant.

Step 2

Water at the base of the plant and try not to get the flowers wet. This plant is drought-tolerant and almost thrives on neglect, so there will be no need for constant watering.

Step 3

Fertilize every three weeks with an all-purpose plant fertilizer. This should be done during the growing season.

Step 4

Prune the spent blossoms during the growing season to promote new growth. You will also want to prune to keep it in shape, as the branches tend to ramble.

Step 5

Checking for disease or pests is something that you will not have to do with the beautiful plumbago, as it is resilient and not bothered by any diseases or pests.