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Care of the plant Lantana montevidensis or Trailing lantana.

Care of the shrub Lantana montevidensis or Trailing lantana

The genus Lantana, family Verbenaceae, comprises 150 species of shrubs and perennials native to South America. Some species are: Lantana montevidensis, Lantana camara, Lantana involuta, Lantana pastazensis, Lantana exarata.

Common names: Trailing lantana, Weeping lantana. This species is native to South America.

They are perennial shrubs of compact and creeping habit that reach 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) in height. The leaves are velvety, dark green, oval in shape with a sharp apex and a serrated edge. The abundant flowers appear in small axillary umbels and can be purple or pink. They bloom from spring to mid-fall.

These easy-to-grow plants are used for borders, flower beds, and in pots for patios and patios.

Lantana montevidensis needs direct sunlight or light shade exposure. They do not resist frost.

They can grow in any type of soil that is well drained and contains organic matter. In the case of transplantation, it is done in early spring.

Watering should be moderate, waiting for the soil to dry out before watering again. In autumn and winter reduce watering. They have a certain tolerance for drought.

Fertilize with compost in early spring.

Prune lightly at the end of winter to maintain a compact appearance and gradually eliminate damaged branches and wilted flowers.

Sometimes they can be attacked by insects.

They propagate by cuttings in spring or summer and from seeds sown in spring.

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Lantana montevidensis
Lantana montevidensis
Lantana montevidensis
Lantana montevidensis