Pentas is a genus of flowering plants in the familyRubiaceae. The plants have hairy green leaves and clusters of flowers in shades of red, white, pink, and purple. Pentas lanceolata can withstand full sunlight and need little to no care, growing even in locations that are dry and hot. Pentas is considered an annual plant, it attracts butterfly.
Care: Plant pentas in a sunny location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of bright light a day. The plants will grow in almost any soil type, but prefer a well-drained soil that doesn't remain soggy after heavy rains. Pentas is a tender perennial so don't plant until all frost danger has passed. Use pentas in borders by itself or in mixed containers. Once established, pentas is a wonderfully carefree annual or perennial flower.