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Questions About Pentas Plants

Asked by
Yvonne on
October 31, 2011

Q. is it too late to trim pentas and angelomia

I have a few pentas and angelomia and they are tall. It’s Nov. Is it too late to trim?

Answered by
Heather on
November 6, 2011
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Where you live, you should be still ok to prune these plants. Weater has been funny the past few years though, so if you expect you will get a cold snap in the next month or so, hold off until spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 7, 2015

Q. penta plants

My pentas are wonderful. Can I move them to an area in the ground and will they continue to grow? Will they have to be replaced next spring?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 9, 2015
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They will not winter over in the ground but you certainly can plant them out as an annual.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pentas/growing-penta-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2015

Q. Is it too late to plant pentas

Is it too late to plant pentas?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 22, 2015
Certified Expert
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In colder climates Pentas are generally treated as an annual, so may want to start plants in the spring.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pentas/growing-penta-plants.htm

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Asked by
allemannright on
April 29, 2016
phoenx az 85018

Q. pentas lanceolata

Will it survive the Arizona summer heat? If so, should it get afternoon shade?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 30, 2016
Certified Expert
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You should plant Pentas in part shade to part sun.
A morning part sun location would be fine.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp465
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pentas/growing-penta-plants.htm

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Asked by
2pods on
April 30, 2016
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Q. pentas potted plant

Leaves look wilted…am I watering too much or too little? The flowers look dried up also. Should I pinch them off and, if so, how far down?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 2, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Your Pentas should be potted in a well draining container with a good quality potting mix.
The soil should be moist but never soggy. Check the soil, instead of watering on a schedule.
Wilting can be the cause of root rot from too much water or not enough watering reaching the roots.
Flowers can be dead headed when they fade, you pinch of the ends of the stems.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pentas/growing-penta-plants.htm

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Asked by
eworsfold on
May 7, 2016
32137

Q. Pentas

Growing Pentas in Florida – Full sun or shade?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 9, 2016
Certified Expert
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Dappled sunshine would be a good light situation, shelter from the hottest sun of the day.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pentas/growing-penta-plants.htm

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Asked by
fsuchristy on
August 26, 2016
Chicago, IL

Q. Where to cut when deadheading pentas

Everyone says to deadhead a pentas, but I can’t figure out where to cut. Each stem seems to grow three flower clusters. Am I supposed to pinch off each flower cluster as it dies or follow the stem all the way to the leaves and cut there (sacrificing the two side flower clusters)? For example, when I clip just the center cluster (leaving the two side ones), the side ones eventually die and I have to cut those too. I end up with lots of pitchfork looking stems from where I clipped each of the three flower clusters as they died. Do I cut the whole stem at that point? They never seem to grow new clusters or leaves. Help! I love the flowers and feel incredibly guilty when I lose a plant. 🙁

Thanks in advance!

Answered by
Alisma on
August 26, 2016
Certified Expert
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It is your choice whether to remove the individual dried flower cluster, remove the whole stem with the live side clusters too, or leave the dried cluster on the plant until the side clusters die as well. Whichever you think looks best is fine, and none will hurt the plant.

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Answered by
fsuchristy on
August 26, 2016
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Thanknow you!

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