Lantana have short leaves and are full of thorns. The leaves are rough to touch and smell when crushed. The smell sticks to the hands for a long time as well. This bush is quite dense and entering it can cause serious scratches to the hands and legs. The thorns are not big but will cause itch when they scratch the body. The flowers come in bunches together and are long and cylindrical. Looks like a honeycomb. The nectar is also sweet. That is why birds and insects can be seen hovering around the plant. When the flowers ripen, they give black colour fruits.
|Pot size||5 inches|
|Plant height||8 inches|
|Plant spread||5 inches|
Plant care best practices
They are tough plants and once planted and established, do not need much attention. They grow very fast and spread from one point to another. They can tolerate direct sunlight and very cold conditions as well. Many people use them as border plants. Due to very issues, the care is also minimal.
Once received, open the box and water the plant slightly. Keep it in an airy place. Do repotting only after a week or so
Planting medium needs
Well drained soil is good. They can survive in almost any type of soil.
They need to be watered well. Once or twice every week is good enough when the soil is not allowed to dry fully
Once a month with organic fertilizers.
Pests : Use neem oil or other natural means to get rid of the insects.