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Goethea strictiflora
Scientific Name: Goethea strictiflora Hook.
Synonym: Pavonia strictiflora
Family: Malvaceae
Goethea  strictiflora
Goethea strictiflora in the Chicago Botanical Garden greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Greenhouse, or container plant in Phoenix, keep above 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Protect from excessive heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), usually much smaller

Watering Needs: Keep moist soil at all time

Propagation: Stem cuttings

The Goethea is an attractive plant for shady areas, with unusual color and shape. It is better to purchase plants with several stems.

Goethea strictiflora in the Chicago Botanical Garden greenhouse in mid April

Cultural Practices:
Fertilize regularly, and check for mealy bugs.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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