Cape Leadwort White (Plumbago auriculata 'Alba')

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Cape Leadwort White (Plumbago auriculata 'Alba')
Mature Height 6-8 feet
Mature Width 6-8 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South Africa

Engage your senses with the beauty of Cape Leadwort White, a stunning plant that will take your breath away. With its delicate white flowers and lush green foliage, this plant is a must-have for any garden or landscape.

How to Grow

Cape Leadwort White is a hardy plant that thrives in warm climates and can grow up to 6 feet tall. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. Plant it in a location that receives plenty of sunlight and water it regularly to encourage healthy growth.

Care Tips

Cape Leadwort White is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care. Water it regularly, especially during hot and dry weather, and fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer once a month. Prune it back in the late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.


Cape Leadwort White can be used in a variety of ways in your garden or landscape. Plant it as a border or as a focal point in your garden. It also works well in containers and can be used in hanging baskets or as a trailing plant.

Planting Tips

When planting Cape Leadwort White, make sure to dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball. Mix in some compost or organic matter to the soil to improve drainage and add nutrients. Water the plant thoroughly after planting to help it establish.


Cape Leadwort White requires minimal maintenance, but regular watering and fertilization will help keep it healthy and looking its best. Prune it back in the late winter or early spring to encourage new growth and remove any dead or damaged branches.

Pests and Diseases

Cape Leadwort White is generally pest and disease-free, but it can be susceptible to root rot if the soil is too wet. To prevent this, make sure to plant it in well-draining soil and avoid overwatering. If you notice any pests or diseases, treat them with an appropriate pesticide or fungicide.



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