When used as a ground cover or in beds it is best to plant in early Autumn or early spring. Select a suitable growing location with lots of sun. The soil should be well drained, full of organic material with a 1/3 of each - loam, peatmoss, sand - consistency. After planting, water thoroughly and allow the soil to become nearly dry before watering again.
- Light Needs: Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Watering Needs: Once established, needs regular watering.
The plumbago plant (Plumbago auriculata), also known as the Cape plumbago or sky flower, is actually a shrub and in its natural surroundings can grow 6 to 10 feet tall with a spread of 8 to 10 feet. It is native to South Africa, and knowing this provides the first clue to how to grow a plumbago, along with where to grow one. Plumbago thrives in the South African heat and in the United States it is found growing year-round in the southernmost parts of Texas and Florida.