Lagerstroemia indica 'Tonto'

SKU: PLPL-FLOW-TREE-LAIT
filler
Rs.490
Pot size: 5"

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

Red

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Genus

Lagerstroemia

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Product Description

Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' (Crape Myrtle) is a small, upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with a profusion of large clusters, 6 in. long (15 cm), packed with crinkly, bright magenta flowers at its branch tips. Blooming from midsummer to early fall in an explosion of brilliant flowers smothering the foliage. Features dark green foliage turning dull red to reddish purple in fall.

Crape Myrtle 'Tonto'

Family

Lythraceae

Origin

Indian Subcontinent

Description

Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' (Crape Myrtle) is a small, upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with a profusion of large clusters, 6 in. long (15 cm), packed with crinkly, bright magenta flowers at its branch tips. Blooming from midsummer to early fall in an explosion of brilliant flowers smothering the foliage. Features dark green foliage turning dull red to reddish purple in fall.

Environment

A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant. Water regularly until established. To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter.

Crape myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Remove dead branches

Landscape Use

Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings. Eective as a screen or informal hedge in mild winter areas.

Flowering plants need access to bright sunlight to remain healthy and blooming. An easy facing balcony is the best place for the plants in Indian conditions. Try keeping them in bright sunlight but also where they get a little cover from the harsh afternoon sun. Some plants which are a little tender tend to burn due to the same.

Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.

Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.

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