Pavonia multiflora

Pavonia multiflora is also known as Brazilian Candles, Many Flowers, or Many Flowered Pavonia. It is an evergreen shrub and it is native to Brazil. It belongs to the Malvaceae family of plants. Pavonia multiflora is evergreen and tropical and requires a lot of humidity. It is usually grown indoors due to this.

Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora

It flowers from late spring to early autumn, but if its native environment is provided it could flower all year even in the winter. Pavonia multiflora grows to about 2.5m or 8ft. It has dark green, lance-shaped, and glossy leaves and dark pink or red bracts the purple cone-shaped flowers appear from. Pavonia multiflora flower has dark blue stamens.

Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora at Kew Garden

Plant Pavonia multiflora in loam-based potting compost and place it in filtered light with very high humidity. Water freely during the growing season and keep moist otherwise, spraying the leaves with water also helps to keep that humidity up. Prune Pavonia multiflora as necessary to keep its shape. Pavonia multiflora is generally disease-free but as other greenhouse plants watch for spider mites and whiteflies. Propagate from seed or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or layering. It does attract bees, birds, and butterflies.

Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora at Kew Garden

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