Lantana not thriving - Knowledgebase Question

glendlae, Ar
Question by alhollatz
July 2, 2009
I planted 2 lantana bushes in early June, neither of them seen to be growing, and no flowers. I water every other day, and use Miracle Gro aboiut once a week. Sometimes the branches feel pliable and healthy, sometimes they break between my!

Answer from NGA
July 2, 2009


Lantana is quite drought tolerant so you may be overwatering your plants. Try watering deeply every 3-4 days during the summer months. Lantana typically flowers non-stop from July through August - it loves hot weather - and I've found that pruning it back will encourage lots of healthy new growth and lots of flowers. So, prune yours back now and water deeply every 3-4 days. Hold off on the fertilizer and I think you'll see an improvement in your plants. Enjoy!

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