Scientific name: Pentas
Family Name: Rubiaceae
Common name: سٹار فلاور,Egyptian Star-cluster
A genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family is called Pentas. Pentas, also known as Pentas lanceolata. Due to its unusual star-shaped blossoms, it is also known as the “Egyptian Star Flower”. The plants include clusters of red, white, pink, and purple flowers as well as hairy green foliage. The Pentas creates a mesmerizing visual display with its vast variety of vibrant colors, which include fiery reds, sunny yellows, and delicate pinks. The Pentas is the ideal option for individuals who want to maintain a vibrant ecosystem because it attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. The ideal temperature range for pentas plants is 65–80°F (18–27°C). Spare them from freezing and sweltering heat.
Planting And Care
Plant in full sun for the most vibrant blooms and optimal growth.
Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells, to support vigorous growth.
Use well-draining soil to promote healthy root development and prevent waterlogged roots.
Apply a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season to support flowering.
Regularly remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and maintain a neat appearance.
Cut back leggy growth to promote bushier and healthier plants.