Bewildered Greeny

The Plant Adored By My Family

I chose to propagate Lantana because it is a bush that grows over the fence of my brothers backyard and is absolutely gorgeous! My brother and sister in law say they absolutely love the bush and that it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. It is a vibrant plant that really just makes you want one :D And I wanted one so I decided to take a cutting from the bush hanging over my brothers fence and propagate a couple cuttings in water and one cutting in soil. It seems to have taken forever "but" eventually both the water rooted Lantana decided to grow roots! Yay! However I can not say the same for the Lantana that I was trying to root in soil. I'm thinking the soil may have been kept to wet and the plant didn't make it.. R.I.P. 
Lantana's aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. Other colors exist as new varieties are being selected. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored.

Plant Care

Lantana is very easy to grow and will adapt to most soil types. Too much water and fertilizer will reduce bloom
Light: Sun, part shade.
Moisture: Well drained soil is preferred. Lantana is very drought resistant. .
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-11. Lantana is happy in both humid and dry heat. This tropical plant is killed back to the ground at 28 ºF (-2.2 ºC) but will grow back from the roots when warm weather returns.
Propagation: By seed or cuttings taken in the summertime. Lantana hybrids and named selections are propagated by cuttings