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Thespesia

Thespesia spp.

Indian Tulip tree (Thespesia populnea) flowers W IMG 6871 by J.M.Garg (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

6m

5m

Min

2m

Flowering

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Thespesia Overview

Thespesia is a genus of around 13 shrub or tree species in the Malvaceae family. These plants have a large range including the South Pacific through Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The flowers of some species are similar to those of the related genus Hibiscus, which is in the same family as this genus. Other species produce more cup-shaped flowers in a range of shades including pale yellow.

Common problems with Thespesia

How to propagate Thespesia

Seed

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Thespesia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Thespesia

Grown for their flowers.