How to Grow Cooler Climate Tibouchina

Tibouchina are no longer restricted to the more tropical states of Australia, with the release of the Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’.  Not only do they perform well in cooler climates, they are hardy, beautiful in full flower and being compact are ideal for pots.


General Care Tips

Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’ perform best in a moist, well drained soil. If potting-up use a good quality potting mix such as Searles Premium Potting Mix and reframe from using a saucer under the pot. Fertilise up to twice a year after flowering (autumn/spring) using Searles Soluble Plant Food. If in a pot move inside during heavy frost periods or cover if out in the garden.


What you need to know: Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’

Flowering: Stunning large pink and white flowers adorn the bush throughout the warmer months.

Habit: Compact. Great for pots.

Size: 60cmH x 80cmW

Position: Full sun to part shade.

What you need to know: Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’

Flowering: Large, electric purple flowers abundantly adorn the plant throughout the warmer months providing stunning colour for entertaining areas.

Habit: One of the most compact forms of Tibouchina currently on the market.

Size: 45cmH x 45cmW

Position: Full sun to part shade.


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