Hi, I am

Thalia

WHO'S

THIS

CUTIE?

Hi, my name is Thalia!

Plant experts call me the Lantana Camara. I am a special flowering buddy, as my flowers change color from the inside to the outside during bloom. With my yellow-orange flowers I am an eye-catcher in the garden. I am also a true bee and butterfly attractor. With me in your garden it is going to be a colorful party, guaranteed!

Originally I am from South America, but today I can also be found in Africa, Australia and India. These countries have an optimal climate, which causes me to grow so fast that I am considered more a weed than a plant. Unbelievable, isn’t it, with my beautiful flowers?

Quick guide

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Height: 70 - 80 CM

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Diameter: 19 CM

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Semi-shade to sunny

water

Water: frequent watering during blooming season

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Twice a month, not during winter

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remove spent flowers

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MORE INFO

  • What is my fave spot?
  • I absolutely love the sun, but the bright afternoon sun is sometimes a little too much for me. Put me in a bright spot where I can enjoy the sun, but where I can find cover from it as well. I also like a warm spot where the wind will not bother me. You can plant me in the open ground or in a pot.

  • Am I winter hardy?
  • Unfortunately, I am not winter hardy. Did you plant me in a pot and refuse to say goodbye? Understandable! In this case, bring me inside in the garage before it gets below 10 degrees Celsius to hibernate. As soon as the weather gets warmer and the frosty nights are over, you can take me outside again. Usually this is in April.

  • How much water do I drink?
  • In the flowering season, which runs from April to September, I like to have moist potting soil. My soil should not dry out. If you have me in a pot, I will need more water than when I am potted in open ground, because in open ground I have a reserve. In a pot it is very important that there are holes at the bottom of the pot to let excess water drain away, so that I don't have wet feet. This way you reduce the chance of root rot. Outside the flowering season I don't need as much water and you don't need to keep me moist all the time either, as I am in rest mode.

  • How much fertilizer do I need?
  • Twice a month I need some fertilizer, so that I can continue to delight you with my beautiful flowers. I only need fertilizer during the flowering season, which runs from April to September. During the other months my built-up reserve is sufficient. Always stick to the recommended amount when giving fertilizer.

  • When do I need to be repotted?
  • If I am planted in a pot, you can repot me every year in spring to a new, at least 20% larger pot with fresh potting soil. This way I will have plenty of space to continue to grow and potting soil full of nutrients. When repotting, choose humus-rich potting soil, as I grow best in this substrate.

  • When do I need to be pruned?
  • When I am planted in a pot and can go outside again after hibernating, you may give me a trim to promote my growth. You can also prune during the flowering season, should you no longer like my branches that have grown too long. Pruning is not a requirement, however, so you don't necessarily have to. It is best to remove the berries I grow in the spring, because otherwise I put all my energy into growing them, instead of my beautiful flowers.

  • Did you know that...
  • I attract bees and butterflies to your garden with my fragrances and beautiful colours! A real treat!

  • Am I edible?
  • No, I am not edible.

I absolutely love the sun, but the bright afternoon sun is sometimes a little too much for me. Put me in a bright spot where I can enjoy the sun, but where I can find cover from it as well. I also like a warm spot where the wind will not bother me. You can plant me in the open ground or in a pot.

Unfortunately, I am not winter hardy. Did you plant me in a pot and refuse to say goodbye? Understandable! In this case, bring me inside in the garage before it gets below 10 degrees Celsius to hibernate. As soon as the weather gets warmer and the frosty nights are over, you can take me outside again. Usually this is in April.

In the flowering season, which runs from April to September, I like to have moist potting soil. My soil should not dry out. If you have me in a pot, I will need more water than when I am potted in open ground, because in open ground I have a reserve. In a pot it is very important that there are holes at the bottom of the pot to let excess water drain away, so that I don't have wet feet. This way you reduce the chance of root rot. Outside the flowering season I don't need as much water and you don't need to keep me moist all the time either, as I am in rest mode.

Twice a month I need some fertilizer, so that I can continue to delight you with my beautiful flowers. I only need fertilizer during the flowering season, which runs from April to September. During the other months my built-up reserve is sufficient. Always stick to the recommended amount when giving fertilizer.

If I am planted in a pot, you can repot me every year in spring to a new, at least 20% larger pot with fresh potting soil. This way I will have plenty of space to continue to grow and potting soil full of nutrients. When repotting, choose humus-rich potting soil, as I grow best in this substrate.

When I am planted in a pot and can go outside again after hibernating, you may give me a trim to promote my growth. You can also prune during the flowering season, should you no longer like my branches that have grown too long. Pruning is not a requirement, however, so you don't necessarily have to. It is best to remove the berries I grow in the spring, because otherwise I put all my energy into growing them, instead of my beautiful flowers.

I attract bees and butterflies to your garden with my fragrances and beautiful colours! A real treat!

No, I am not edible.

Fave spot

Where should you place me?

I like to be in a sheltered, light place. Be careful with the intense midday sun.

Care tips

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What do I like?

I like to get a sip of water regularly. I also like to get some fertilizer twice a month. Outside the flowering season, I need less water and no fertilizer.

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Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.

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