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  Lantana camara 'Hybrida'
  Family Name : Verbenaceae

 
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Evergreen shrub with a rounded or spreading growth habit.
      Foliage: Opposite leaves are narrowly ovate to ovate with serrate leaf margin. 
      Flowers: Salverform, fragrant flowers are bright red to orange. Flowers are arranged in rounded clusters known as umbels.
      Fruits: Fleshy fruits are known as drupes. The seeds are typically not viable, because 95% of its pollen is sterile.
      Cultivation :
      This cultivar is easy-to-grow and fast-growing. After establishment, it will thrive even under poor growing conditions, such as drought and nutrient poor soils. It will flower best under full sun. The green, unripe fruits are toxic upon ingestion, so it is best to prevent fruiting by promptly removing spent flowers. To promote bushy growth, remove the growing tips by pinching them off. This cultivar can grow aggressively, so restrain its growth with regular pruning or pot it in a large container. Potted plants will flower better if they are allowed to become slightly rootbound. If whiteflies become a problem, spray the upper and lower leaf surfaces with a pesticide containing neem or pyrethrum. It is also susceptible to scale insects and leaf chewing insects.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      This cultivar is planted for its abundant, brightly coloured flowers. It is often planted in flower beds or as a border. It is ideal for butterfly gardens, because it is a nectar and host plant. This cultivar is an excellent choice for water-conscious gardeners, as it is highly drought tolerant.
      Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray, Poor Infertile Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Coastal, Flowerbed / Border, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Butterfly Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant, Caterpillar Food Plant
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Butterfly, Moth))
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Fast
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous
      Root Type :
      Underground (Tap Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Red
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Salverform
      Inflorescence Type :
      Umbel
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Days
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Black
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Drupe)

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