Red Penta - Pentas lanceolata - Butterfly Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


Red Penta, Egyptian Star Flower

Pentas lanceolata

Plant Type: Perennial

Zones: 10-11

Height: 18-24 in.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types, prefers well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds and cuttings

Plant Red Penta in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!

Red Penta (Pentas lanceolata), also known as Egyptian Star Flower, is an excellent butterfly nectar plant. It is a perennial that grows to around 2 feet in height. The bright red flower clusters will attract butterflies to your yard each year.

A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm