Mirabilis plant is a flowering plant that is native to North America. The plant has large, showy flowers that bloom in the summer. The flowers are typically pink, but can also be white or purple. The plant is also known for its large, fleshy roots. The roots are typically used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments.
The plant grows best in sandy, well-drained soils. The plant does not tolerate wet or heavy soils.
The plant prefers full sun to partial shade.
The plant is drought-tolerant and does not require a lot of water. The plant should be watered deeply, but only when the soil is dry.
The Mirabilis plant does not require fertilizer. If the plant is grown in poor soils, a light application of fertilizer may be necessary.
The Mirabilis plant is typically propagated by seed. The seeds can be started indoors or outdoors.
Pests and Diseases
The plant is resistant to most pests and diseases. However, the plant may be susceptible to root rot if it is grown in wet or heavy soils.
The Mirabilis plant blooms in the summer.