Growing Lantana Flowers Outdoors

What You'll Need
Lantana plant
Garden spade

You can grow your lantana flowers outdoors with the correct regional climate conditions. You need to make sure that the temperature never drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Also, the moisture level should be relatively high, and the soil must be rich enough to support the lantana’s blooms.

It is also important to plant your Lantanas in a place where they get full morning sun. However, keep them away from afternoon sun because you can scorch the plant.

Step 1 – Choosing your Lantana Plant

The lantana plant you choose should have healthy green leaves, and if it’s in bloom, the blooms should be robust and large. They should be vividly-colored unless the variety calls for a different kind of color and should have a healthy root system. Keep your receipt because you cannot establish a plant’s root system until once you bring it home.

Step 2 – Dig Spot

Dig your hole in your garden where you want your lantana to live. Make sure the location is an area with warm, rich soil and has plenty of full morning sun with no afternoon sun.

Dig your hole about 1 inch deeper than the depth of the pot and about 2 inches wider than the housing container of the plant. Sprinkle a little bit of fertilizer into the bottom of the hole and have your topsoil on hand.

Step 3 – Remove Lantana

Gently remove your Lantana from its container by flipping the container over and thumping the bottom, while holding the plant firmly by the base trunk.  Loosen the root system so you can get it ready for growth in the new place in the garden.

Step 4 – Plant Lantana

Place your lantana in the hole, making sure it’s standing up straight and backfill with the topsoil. Add more topsoil if you have to. Then, water your lantana, to help get it ready for the growing season. Water your lantana right at the roots—never from overhead because overhead watering can cause bacteria and infection.