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Pentas lanceolata - Pink

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3 in stock

A tender evergreen perennial from sub-tropical areas in Africa. In summer it produces clusters of pink, red or white star-shaped flowers over a long period especially if deadheaded and fed regularly. The flowers are very nectar-rich and this is an idea plant for a Butterfly house. Also makes a good house plant or colour on the summer patio. Mature height and spread is 1m (3ft) if given a large enough pot.

Deadhead regularly during the flowering season to encourage the formation of more flower buds. In summer feed monthly with a high potash feed such as Tomato food. Water regularly but be careful not to overwater. If anything they prefer to be slightly on the dry side. Certainly not permanently wet.

Keep at a minimum temperature of 10°C . Although evergreen in its natural habitat it is likely to die back in winter in the UK unless additional light is provided by means of Grow Lights

Common Name: Egyptian Star Cluster
Plant Family: Rubiaceae
Plant Type: Tender Shrub
12 cm pots
Season of Interest
Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade
low (up to 3 feet)
Terrace & Patio
Planting Style
sub tropical bed out
Scented Flowers
Suggested Use
Butterfly House
Flower Colour
Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

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Delivery Info
Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Hardy perennials bare rooted and 9 cm pots - up to 20 kg £6 - 8.50 Courier 2 - 5 days Up to 18 days
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £9.50 Courier 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£10 - £20** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£10 - £25** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days


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