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Bixa orellana

Bixa orellana
Lippenstiftbaum, Annattostrauch, Orleans Tree, Annatto Tree
Synonyme: Bixa acuminata, Bixa americana, Bixa odorata, Bixa platycarpa, Bixa purpurea, Bixa tinctoria, Bixa upatensis, Bixa urucurana, Orellana americana, Orellana orellana

immergrüner, buschiger Strauch oder kleiner rundkroniger Baum bis ca. 8 m mit bis zu 20 cm langen, glänzenden, ovalen, an der Basis herzförmigen, mittelgrünen Blättern und endständigen, weissen bis pfirsichfarbenen, ca. 5 cm grossen Schalenblüten, aus denen sich stachelige rote Früchte entwickeln, die zahlreiche rote Samen enthalten - Farbstoff E160b für Lippenstift

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Family:  Bixaceae Annattogewächse Evergreen:  yes
Origin:  South America Fragrance: 
Group:  Shrub Flower:  dark pink, pale pink, dusky pink, mauve
Zone:  11 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 15-20°C Fruits: 
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten, Zimmerkultur Locations:  sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Cuttings
Pre-Treatment: soak ca. 24 h in lukewarm water
Sowing Time: all year round > only fresh seeds germinate reliably
Sowing Deep: ca. 0,5-1 cm
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. 2-4 weeks
Irrigation: in the growing season regularly water
Fertilization: biweekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: humus soil + sand + perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 20°C + keep constantly moist + high humidity
Overwintering: Older specimens bright at approx. 15-20°C and according to ambient temperature keep slightly moist always.
Tuesday 29 May, 2018
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