Red Lantana Plants for Sale Online
Red Lantana plants bloom from spring to fall as annuals in all hardiness zones except for 9-11, where they can live as perennials. These flowers open as a dark yellow, fade into a deep orange and finish as a deep chocolatey-red color. They are compact enough to use as container plants and can also look great as compact mounding plants in any landscape.
To ensure your plant grows to its fullest potential, plant or pot them in moist, well-draining soil in an area that receives at least 6 hours of full sunlight each day. These plants are deer and rabbit resistant, attract pollinators, and are even used as a mosquito repellant.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun, partial sun|
|Flower Color:||Chocolatey redish-orange|
|Water Requirements:||Average, likes moist soil conditions|
|Uses:||Especially attractive in hanging baskets or in plant stands|
How to Care for Red Lantana Plants
Before you buy a Red Lantana plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving!
How Often Should I Water My Red Lantana?
Lantana plants like to have moist soil and can be slightly drought-resistant once well established. We recommend watering on a regular schedule to help establish your plant and start it growing in moist soil conditions. After they are well established, make sure their soil does not dry out. Check about 1 inch down in the soil, if it is dry, you can water again. As long as your plant is in well-draining soil, any excess water they don't need will drain out properly.
What Type Of Light Do Red Lantana Plants Require?
Lantana plants love to be in full sun environments. We suggest giving your plant at least 6 hours of full sunlight each day. They can handle partial sun up to a few hours each day, but need to be in the sun the majority of the day. If your plant is inside, keep it near a window that receives direct but diluted sunlight. If indoors, remember to turn your plant occasionally so the sun through the window does not burn part of the plant.
What is The Best Soil For Red Lantana Plants?
Red plants like to live in evenly moist soil conditions. They are not particular to soil pH levels and are moderately tolerant to soil salt levels. When planted in a landscape, make sure you are using well-draining soil. Even though they love moist soil, if they are watered too much, they will risk getting root rot disease from sitting in too much water. If they are planted in a container, use one with good drainage holes so they can properly drain out any excess water.
Should I Fertilize My Red Lantana Plant?
Red Lantanas need to be fertilized whenever they are transplanted and then every 3 to 4 weeks after. The best time to begin fertilizing your established plants is in early spring and using a dry fertilizer formula. Lantana is not picky to any particular fertilizer, a good quality, well-balanced fertilizer works perfectly. If your plant is potted, it will need to be fed regularly. We recommend applying a slow-release fertilizer in spring and then supplement with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2 to 4 weeks.