Plant care and instruction
The care is very minimal. Cuphea loves at least 6 hours of sun daily. It has medium water requirements and it needs average, well-draining soil. No trimming is needed. If in a container, add an application of slow-release fertilizer once per season. If planted in the landscape add an annual application of fertilizer or compost to keep it vigorous. Typically this plant is not bothered by pests or insects. Browning leaves are an indication to water deeply and more frequently.
1.Light – Full sun
2.Place – grows in a mounding habit/Container, Landscape
3.Water – medium water requirement
4.Fertilizer – annually fertilize
A herbaceous perennial, leaves are evergreen, ovate, bowed, pinnate, and less than 2 inches. Flowers are white with purple streaks, 1.5cm long. There is no bearing of fruits. The trunk is not particularly showy and has multiple trunks.