Success With Seeds Pentas

Pentas Germination Information

Pentas is the botanical name for Egyptian Star Cluster
Pentas Seed Germination How to Sow Pentas:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 68 and 86°
  • Sow in early spring and expect germination in 20-25 days
  • Not recommended to sow seeds outdoors/li>

How to Grow Pentas:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out after danger of frost is past at 12 inches apart in full sun or light shade in a deep, rich, well-drained soil

Lighting: Grow on under full sun and long photoperiods (10 hours) to promote flowering

Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 72-75° days and 62-65° nights

Soil: Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer

Additional Care: For conservatory culture: site in full sun, maintain 80° days/65° nights, and keep the soil evenly moist and the humidity levels high

Appearance and Use:

In areas colder than Zone 10, it is used as an annual bedding or container plant, or for filler in the border. A great plant for indoor culture, be it in the house or conservatory. The flowers also cut well for fresh use. They are erect, bushy plants that grow 18 inches tall by 10 inches wide. From summer through autumn, the plants bear 11/2 inch, tubular, waxy, star-shaped flowers in colors of purple, white, red, rose, or salmon. The leaves are bright green and softly hairy

About Pentas:
Pronunciation:  pen’tås lan-se-o-la’tå
Lifecycle:  Annual*
Origination: Rubiaceae; native to Africa and Arabia
Common Name: Egyptian Star Cluster

*Grown as an annual, but will overwinter in Zone 10