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Egyptian Stars

Pentas spp.

Penta lanceolata by Taty2007 (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Egyptian Stars Overview

Pentas is a genus, native to parts of the Arabian peninsula, Africa, Madagascar and islands in the Western Indian Ocean is in the Rubiaceae (coffee) family. Some species are commonly cultivated, such as Pentas lanceolata and its cultivars, grown for its star-shaped flowers in shades of white, red and pink, that attract butterflies. This species is tolerant of full sun and drought, and are popular as container and hanging basket plants.

Common problems with Egyptian Stars

How to propagate Egyptian Stars

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed in spring or from softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Egyptian Stars

Grown for their flowers.