Torenia Plant

Scientific Name:  Torenia

Family Name:  Linderniaceae

Common Name: wishbone flower

Members of the genus Torenia are commonly grown as half-hardy annuals in gardens. At maturity, they reach a height of roughly 30 cm (12 inches).In the summer and the first few weeks in the fall, they bloom. When they are in flower, they carry tubular blooms in a variety of colors.Flowers in shades of white, blue, purple, pink, and yellow are common.Torenia plants are also known by the common names Wishbone flower and Bluewings. The magnificent and brilliant blossoms of the torenia plant, which come in a variety of colors, offer a splash of beauty and charm to any setting. The ideal temperature range for Torenia plants is between 65 and 75 °F (18 and 24 °C).

Planting And Care

Plant in partial to full shade for optimal growth and flowering.

Keep the soil consistently moist, as Torenia prefers evenly moist conditions.

Use well-draining soil to prevent waterlogged roots and promote healthy growth.

Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to support blooming.

Regularly remove spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering.

In colder climates, Torenia is often grown as an annual, but it can be overwintered indoors.