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Cuphea llavea 'Rumba' is a tropical to sub tropical perennial, and is a decorative flowering subshrub. In cooler areas may be best treated as an annual plant, unless it has a warm spot. It has flamboyant flowers of dark orange-red with a contrasting purple face. It is a showy plant that tolerates dry conditons once established. It is good as a specimen plant, for massed plantings and as potted colour. It has a naturally compact growth habit. It prefers a sunny spot with well drained soil. It can also do well in a part shaded position, though more shade will lead to a more open growth habit. Fertilise through the warmer months with a liquid fertiliser.
Flower colour: orange and purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.5-7.8
Root rot in overly wet conditions
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose liquid fertiliser applied through the warmer months.