Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Brazilian Candles ( Pavonia x Gledhillii )




The stamens of the flower are a dark purplish blue, the red petals are really striking. In time this plant should be covered with blooms. It’s only been in the ground a few weeks as I write this. Once settled it should bloom almost all year.

This shrub should reach about 6′ tall and 2′ across. It is only rated to zone 10a so I’m not sure it’ll winter over here on the north side of Houston.

Brazilian candles loves high humidity and filtered light.

It wilts in the summer sun and when dry, not drought tolerant.

Can’t handle temperatures below about 40’F.

Heavy feeder, fertilize often.