Agapanthus africanus does not grow in all kinds of soil and thus it is quite difficult to grow. This plants bears beautiful blue plants making it worth the trouble.
It grows only in tropical climatic conditions and it is not suitable for growing in cold conditions.
The plant is likely to grow in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. The soil should not be allowed to be dry as it will make the plant sick and eventually kill the plant.
This plant has to be watered regularly. Watering it once or twice in three days will suffice. Don't over water the plant or let the plant in rain without proper drainage as it will kill the plant. Maintain a proper drainage system, this is important for the plant to grow.
The plant thrives in full sun and it can tolerate partly shady conditions. It should be noted that this plant requires direct sunlight for most of the day. The plant might die if it is left in the shaded area for a long time. The plant cannot do well in cold conditions and if left outside in cold, it will die of cold, so make sure to take the plant inside during cold weather and place it near the windows.
The flower of this plant is purple in colour and this flower is used for decorative purposes. It blooms in bunches of single stalks. The stalk is 25-60 cm tall and the ending is a bunch of funnel shaped flowers each of 2.5-5 cm in diameter.
This plant grows to a height of 2-3 feet high (60 – 90) centimetres and can spread more than 10 feet. While growing inside it needs to be pruned regularly. There are more benefits if it is grown outside as the plant can grow bigger.
Any nitrogen-rich fertilizer can be used to boost the plants growth.
This plant attracts butterflies, bees and birds and it is lovely to have these birds and butterflies around the houses.