Brazilian Candles
Pavonia x gledhillii

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pavonia (pav-ON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: x gledhillii

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Santa Barbara, California

Hollywood, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 19, 2006, pavonialover from Atlanta, GA wrote:

This is one of my favorite houseplants ever. It needs very little care and constantly blooms the most vividly pink and purple colored flowers. The leaves will start to droop when it needs water, other than that I don't do anything special to it other than a feeding every once in awhile. It's ever grown a baby off the base of the stem which has flowered. Does anyone have any detailed instructions on how I can propagate?

Neutral

On Nov 19, 2005, ecrane3 from Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybrid between P. makoyana and P. multiflora