Lagerstroemia Speciosa, Pride of India, Taman – Plant


Enjoy the shade of this amazing Lagerstroemia flowering tree with most beautiful lavender color flower for your outdoor spaces.

Lagerstroemia is a large, upright rounded deciduous trees in Lythraceae family with bright pink to lavender blooms as terminal panicles. Leaves are dark green, oblong, leathery which turn attractively red before falling in winter.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height 19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*Above specifications are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Giant crape-myrtle, Queens crape-myrtle, banab, plant
Maximum Reachable Height 5 to 20 feet
Flower Color Creamy red
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting And Care

Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.

Lagerstroemia Speciosa Care


  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when topsoil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
Temperature 25 to 28 degrees C
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.

Lagerstroemia Speciosa Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose as a specimen and avenue tree.


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