2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Pink Wild Tibouchina Overview
Dissotis canescens is a rewarding garden plant, but it requires enough water in summer. It makes a good shrub border specimen. Ideally plant it near a pond where it can obtain plenty of moisture. It prefers full sun, and thrives in good soil with lots of compost. The flowers resemble that of the Tibouchina. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
Common problems with Pink Wild Tibouchina
Generally problem free
Pink Wild Tibouchina Companion Plants
Plant along side plants that like damp places, like scarlet Schizostylis coccinea, pale blue wahlenbergia and orange and yellow kniphofia.
How to harvest Pink Wild Tibouchina
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Pink Wild Tibouchina
Sow seed in Spring
Cuttings take easily during Spring when growing season starts.
Special features of Pink Wild Tibouchina
The large brilliant magenta flowers appear from early summer into autumn (December to April) and make a spectacular display.
Other uses of Pink Wild Tibouchina
Traditionally used to treat dysentery and hangovers.