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Brachyotum ledifolium

Brachyotum ledifolium


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Synonyme: Melastoma ledifolium

immergrüner, kleiner Strauch bis zu 2 m mit kleinen, kreuz-gegenständig angeordneten, oberseits glänzend, unterseits helleren, sattgrünen Blättern mit auffälliger Äderung. Die zahlreichen Blüten mit rotem, zartbehaartem Kelch und creme-weißen Blütenblättern erscheinen hängenden kleinen Büscheln in den Blattachseln

Family:  Melastomataceae Schwarzmundgewächse Evergreen:  yes
Origin:  South America Fragrance: 
Group:  Shrub Flower:  multicolor
Zone:  9 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 5-10°C Fruits:  Kapseln
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  Rare:  yes

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Cuttings
Sowing Time: all year round > spring/summer preferred
Sowing Deep: Light germinator! Only sprinkle on the surface of the substrate + slightly press on
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 22-25°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 3-6 weeks
Irrigation: in the growing season richly water
Fertilization: biweekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: potting soil + sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 15-20°C + keep constantly moist
Overwintering: Older specimens bright at approx. 10°C, and only so much water that the root ball not dries out completely.
Note: regular pruning (March, May and June) promotes better branching
Saturday 22 June, 2013
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