Mallows like to be grown in good potting soil, with humidity and plenty of light.
It is a good idea to give them a regular pruning to maintain their shape.
The tropical varieties must also be kept in a frost-free location in order to thrive, although there are some perennial varieties for those who want to grow them in their gardens.
They also make a wonderful addition to a greenhouse or conservatory, and many varieties will continue to bloom year round.
Although most species of mallows are grown for their flowers, many varieties also have interesting foliage including one variety, the Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis that has red, green and white variegated leaves.
All mallow flowers are not necessary the typical five petaled variety either.
Pavonia multifloria, a Brazilian native, is a very unusual, unique variety of the mallow family that sports dark purple flowers, pink calyces and bright scarlet bracts.
The flowers look like they are growing upwards, and are one of the most unique looking mallows that I’ve seen.
The flowers will fade daily, but new ones quickly bloom to replace the faded ones.
It is one of those rare plants that give you joy rather is in bloom or not because the foliage gives a nice backdrop to other plants, along with being a plant that can not only fit into modern gardens, but old fashioned ones as well.
Growing tropical plants - also known as houseplants - indoors is fun and enjoyable plus many of them clean the indoor of pollutants.
It is easy to grow exotic looking plants that produce tropical fruit and colorful flowers in a pot in your living room or office.
Many of these plants are easy to start from seed and I share with you five plants that I recommend for indoor growing.
I also share with you why growing your own tropical fruit saves money.
In this video you will learn:
How to bring tropical plants indoors at the end of summer How to grow tropical plants indoors How to protect and overwinter tropical plants outdoors in cold climates How to propagate tropical plants How to water tropcial plants How to grow topical plants in a greenhouse
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