How to Water Lantana Plants

Overview

Lantanas come in many different species and are low-growing plants that are typically used as ground covers. Lantanas bloom in clusters that change color as they mature and make excellent plants in desert-like environments that do not receive a lot of rain. Lantanas are a great addition to the garden if you want to attract butterflies.

Step 1

Place a thick layer of mulch around your plants. A couple inches of mulch will help lantana retain water.

Step 2

Water new plants so that the soil is evenly moist. Do not over-water, and don't allow the soil to dry out for long periods of time.

Step 3

Water established lantana sparingly. Over-watering will cause the plant to bloom less and be more susceptible to root rot. Rainfall is typically enough water for lantanas to thrive. However, if your area is experiencing a severe drought, water your plants lightly every week or so.

References

  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Illinois
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