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Pentas Plant Care Guide

by Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team 05/15/2022

Pentas plants are a favorite among butterflies and other pollinators. Their clusters of tiny, star-shaped flowers come in multiple colors and can grow anywhere as an annual. As well as supporting pollinators, pentas are completely pet-safe, making them an excellent choice for any pet owner's garden. Here are some of the basic care tips for growing pentas in your garden:

Light Requirements

Bountiful and healthy pentas blooms depend on getting the perfect amount of sunlight. For the best flowers, plant pentas somewhere they'll get at least three hours of direct sun. They can tolerate some shade during the morning or afternoon, but will get stretched out and leggy in between blooms without enough direct light.

Water Needs

Pentas require regular watering, making them a good fit for any garden with an irrigation system already built. Otherwise, keep the soil moist at all times so they don't dry out completely. While your pentas plant can survive drier conditions, parched plants are very susceptible to pests like spider mites. You should also avoid watering over the top of the plant, as brown spots can develop on the leaves from mineral deposits.

Temperature & Humidity

Pentas are tropical plants and love warm temperatures with high humidity. If you live in a drier region, you may need to mist your plant regularly to maintain adequate moisture levels. Pentas will not tolerate the cold, but can overwinter in pots if you bring them indoors. Make sure to bring them indoors before the first frost or take healthy cuttings to propagate again in the spring.

Pruning

Pentas are shrubs and will maintain a shallow, bushy growth pattern as long as they get enough light. However, as the plants mature, they may begin to stretch out and get leggy. Pruning isn't necessary if you're only growing them as an annual for a single season, but if you want them to come back in the spring, trim down the stems low to the ground to encourage healthy new growth.

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Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team

A Winning Tradition Together, Dennis and Dawn Martin represent a winning tradition for home buyers and sellers throughout the Denver Metro area. Like the great Rocky Mountains themselves, this father and daughter business team continues to stand tall when it comes to providing the highest level of real estate service possible.  

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It's also why so much of their business comes from referrals and past clientele. Call them before your next move and put their winning traditions to work for you.  

A Fitting Partnership As native residents, Dennis and Dawn Martin are proud to be part of this rich heritage, Indeed, those who know them best will tell you they are yet another great Rocky Mountain tradition,  That's because this unique father and daughter business team have been making a positive difference in the lives of local residents throughout the Denver Metro area for several generations.  

The Martins like to refer to their service as "Hi Tech and Hi Touch. Dawn is the computer savvy entrepreneur who utilizes the very latest technology to streamline the home buying an selling process for clients,   Dennis the hands on consultant who pride himself on his extremely personal and caring service. For clients, however, it's really the best of both worlds, which is why so many people , including their kids and grandchildren, return to the Martins for all their real estate needs.  

So when you're ready to buy or sell your next home in the Denver Metro area, tap into another great Rocky Mountain tradition. Give Dennis and Dawn Martin a call. With over 50 years of local real estate experience between them they represent A Winning Tradition for home buyers and sellers alike