Pavonia - Sow, plant, cuttings, care
Pavonia, a chilly shrub with superb hibiscus flowers!
Pavonia missinium is a beautiful shrub, dense in branches and leaves and of average height of around 1.50m. You will install it in hot regions, at the bottom of the massif. Its flowers are reminiscent of hibiscus, with beautiful, deep, bright red petals and a fairly prominent golden yellow pistil.
The genus pavonia has many species, the flowers of which are not always as flamboyant as the missinium species pictured. Some species show a pleasant, intense and at the same time less spectacular flowering than Pavonia missinium. Indeed, it is often the sepals that are colored, numerous and narrow, they accompany flowers with petals tightened on the pistil and stamens. In the mild, humid and hot climates of Brazil, Pavonia Multiflora, which you will find at your favorite nurseryman, has the particularity of giving flowers in all seasons. In our latitudes, it is rather cultivated indoors, in verandas or winter gardens and its flowering will be "limited" to the summer period, from June to September.
• Pavonia missinium, pavonia multiflora, pavonia spp
• Cycle: Perennial
• Foliage: Persistent
• Hardiness: not very hardy (-1 ° C)
• Family: Malvaceae
• Harbor : Shrubby
• Exhibition: Sun
• Ground : Any fresh and drained soil
• Sowing: –
• Plantation: Spring
• Flowering: June to October
• Rooting: Roots
• Cultivation area: Up to zone 9B (see the France - Quebec hardiness map)
• Origin: Tropical Africa, Americas and Asia
• Honey plant: No
• Edible plant: No
Special features of pavonia:
• Superb flowering
• Very beautiful red flowers reminiscent of hibiscus
• Reserved outdoors in the area where it does not freeze
What advantages in the garden
• Very floriferous.
• Rather rapid growth.
• Shrub 0.60 to 1.50 m
What exposure for pavonia?
• Any fresh and draining soil
Method of multiplication?
• Multiplication by seed, or
• Smothered cuttings.
When to sow pavonia?
• In autumn indoors
• In spring outdoors.
How to sow:
• In a box with a lid,
• Add a mixture of seedling soil, sand or vermiculite.
• Moisten the substrate,
• Place the seeds on the surface,
• Barely cover with potting soil.
• Keep the substrate moist.
shoots will appear in a few weeks
• In April or even May for the fairest regions,
• Place the shoots in individual pots
When to cut pavonia?
• In summer
How to make the cuttings?
Pavonia missionum cuttings are produced from the ends of the stems. The tenderest part of the stems that is used is the shoot of the year. it is necessary to make a stifled cutting.
• Select beautiful branches without signs of disease or infestation.
• Cut the ends of these branches to form segments of about 15 cm.
To make stewed cuttings, you can use a plastic bottle.
• Cut it in half in the middle of its height.
• In its lower part, place a mixture of soil and sand 60/40%.
• Water the substrate.
• Press in the segments of pavonia in which you will have left only the 2 or 3 leaves at the end.
• Replace the top of the bottle, with its cap.
• Tape, using a wide tape, to re-seal the 2 parts of the bottle.
• Place the bottle in the shade and let the cuttings grow.
• In a few days / weeks roots will appear.
• Transplant them into individual pots.
• Be sure to keep the substrate cool.
When to plant the pavonia ?
• At spring, from May.
How to plant them?
• Prepare the soil by working it halfway up the spade without turning it over, in order to obtain a nice, homogeneous soil.
• Work the soil to match the requirements of the pavonia.
• Mix planting soil with sand, 70/30%
• Plan to separate the plants 0.5 to 1 meter.
• Top up with the soil / sand mixture.
• Firmly press down with your hand or foot without damaging the plant.
• Water and keep the soil cool.
• Watering: Fresh soil
• Sometimes may, but mostly June to October.
• Pavonia Missionum: in picture
• Pavonia Multiflora, also called Brazilian pavonia
What to plant with pavonia?
• Other shrubs with purer, lighter green foliage to add contrasts, or even greyish.
• ATu garden (mild regions): in massif
• Without garden: in a pot, to be brought in before the first frosts.
Where to plant the daisies?
The wonder of Peru loves sunny areas. Since it opens its flowers at the end of the day, planting it in the east will allow you to enjoy it faster. Against a wall, along a hedge, on the edge, in a pot on your terrace or in the lawn, the nightlife adapts to all situations.
Planting in pots requires a large volume, with first a drainage layer in the bottom of the clay balls or gravel type, then special soil for flowering plants or heather earth. You can add garden soil to your mixture.