The Egyptian Starcluster

Get ready to be dazzled by the Egyptian Starcluster, a plant that's as exotic as its name suggests. This starry sensation, also known as Pentas lanceolata, is a long-lived herb that brings a touch of the tropics to any setting.

Pentas lanceolata

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

This plant has moderate water needs.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Pentas lanceolata

The Egyptian Starcluster stands proud at a height and width of 1-2 feet. Its verdant leaves provide a lush backdrop for the star of the show: its flowers. Blooming in the late and warm seasons, the flowers burst into a riot of colors, including lemon, blush, mauve, ruby, and ivory.

This plant is a magnet for fluttering butterflies and other pollinating species, making it a lively addition to your garden.

Also known as

Egyptian Starcluster
Egyptian star-cluster

Our design recommendations

The Egyptian Starcluster is a versatile plant that can be used for edge planting or as a green barrier. Its extensive planting potential also makes it suitable for indoor use, bringing a touch of nature to your living space. This plant is a perfect fit for vessels, courtyards, swimming areas, confined spaces, and paths. It's also a great choice for indoor plants, making it a versatile addition to any landscape.