Everything About Growing Lollipop Plant

Last Updated: 18.04.2024
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If you’re looking for a beautiful ornamental plant that flowers, you should pick the Lollipop Plant! Here’s everything about it.

Lollipop Plants are low-maintenance wonders that are easy to find and care for. If you know what you’re doing, they can be amazing indoor plants. We’ll help you out with this.

Lollipop Plant Information

How to Grow Lollipop Plant

The Lollipop Plant (Pachystachys lutea) is a tropical shrub native to Peru, often found growing in the wild in India. It has glossy green leaves with bright yellow flowers on spikes that look like lollipops, earning it the name. This plant has the peak blooming season in spring and summer but gives flowers almost year-round.

It’s known for its low-maintenance needs and its ability to remove toxins from the air.

Uses of Lollipop Plant

The Lollipop plant’s lovely yellow flowers and glossy foliage make it a must-have garden shrub. It’s a compact ornamental plant that rarely grows over 4 feet tall.

People think it’s also used in medicine, which is wrong. Don’t consume it. It’s not toxic, but it is not considered safe for consumption either – so keep it away from pets and children.

How to Grow Lollipop Plant

Lollipop Plant indoor

If you want to grow this lovely plant, just follow this quick guide.

  • Take a 4 to 6-inch stem cutting, remove the lower leaves, and plant it in a well-draining potting mix.
  • The potting mix should consist of 2 parts garden soil, 2-3 spoons of crushed eggshells (अंडे का छिलका), and 1/2 part sand (रेत). Mix all of these together and transfer them to the pot.
  • Give the plant 4-6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight daily. It needs a warm, humid climate, but don’t keep it in the harsh afternoon sun.
  • Water it well, and let the topsoil dry out before watering it again. You can also mist it occasionally but do not overwater it.
  • You can give it a handful of well-aged cow dung (गोबर की खाद) once a month in the growing season (spring and summer), but avoid it in winter.

Where to Buy Lollipop Plant

Lollipop Plant in garden

You can easily find it in any local nursery. But if you don’t have the time to visit one, you can order it online. It’s commonly available and isn’t expensive.

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