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Pelargonium  tongaense

A very attractive pelargonium with bright red scarlet flowers that can attract butterflies and other wildlife & each flowering stalk contains about 3-8 flowers. P. Tongaense has a slightly exotic appearance with fleshy green toothed leaves and triangular lobes. It is a semi upright low growing plant with slightly succulent stems that grows to about  20 cm/ 8 inches

It originates from South Africa and grows in humid and shady areas in forests, This plant grows well in medium sized pots or planted in the garden underneath larger shrubs or trees.

Bright red flowers- Tonga pelargonium

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plant description

Pelargonium tongaense is a low growing slightly succulent shrub that grows to about 20 cm (8 inches) in height, the leaves are fleshy & toothed with triangular lobes similar to P. pelatatum and red flowers with an orange tint (scarlet), each flowering stalk contains 3-8 flowers.

This plant was given the name Tongaense because it was discovered in Tongaland, Kwazulu-Natal where it grows in forests underneath taller shrubs or trees which has all year round rainfall.

growing conditions
Pelargonium tongaense prefers well drained sandy soil conditions (PH.neutral) in part shade underneath later plants. Best planted in medium sized pots or planted in the garden underneath larger shrubs or trees. Pelargonium tongaense is a popular pot plant in South Africa mainly due to its bright showy flowers that bloom in the shade and its strong growth.