Plumbago update following pruning | Green Patches - Mediterranean Gardening

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Plumbago update following pruning

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Plumbago Auriculata, Pruning
Plumbago growth after pruning

I'm happy to report that after around three weeks of pruning my plumbago, I am already seeing new growth.  The image shows where I cut off the stems and new stems can be seen all over the place now.  We had so much wind and rain lately I was beginning to think the plant will not recover, I'm so glad it proved me wrong :)

This time of the year I don't give the plumbago much attention.  I make sure to check it when it's really windy because the wind just dries it up in an instant.  I try to put it in a sheltered spot but in order for it to get enough sunlight I can only manage to stick it in a corner and let it be.  I don't worry too much about the rain, it doesn't seem to mind the water and the pot is well drained.  Having said that we don't get too many consecutive rainy days here so it has time to recover.

I was afraid the timing wasn't right for pruning.  I have read that you can prune it just before winter but ideally you do it after winter before new growth in spring so it can really flourish.  Now I know that you don't have to be afraid to chop this plant down to size if necessary, it will grow back.

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  1. I'll be watching how things go for you containers. For me they take so much more effort than plants in the ground. But, I may learn a thing or two from you. Jack