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Melianthus villosus

Melianthus villosus


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Honigstrauch, Honey Bush
(10 Korn)

immergrüner Halbstrauch bis zu 2 m mit auffällig, geteilten, bis zu 75 cm langen, leicht überhängenden, silbergrauen, am Rand tief gesägten Blättern. Die purpurschwarzen Blüten sitzen an langgestielten, aufrechten Blütenständen

Family:  Melianthaceae Honigstrauchgewächse Evergreen:  yes
Origin:  Africa Fragrance: 
Group:  Shrub Flower:  not applicable
Zone:  7 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  bis zu -10°C Fruits: 
To use as:  Garten, Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  full sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  in allen Teilen! Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Cuttings
Pre-Treatment: soak ca. 12-24 h in lukewarm water
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: ca. 0,5 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. 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 + 2/3 sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 10-15°C + keep constantly moist
Overwintering: Older specimens bright at approx. 0-5°C, and just so much water that the root ball not dries out completely.
Note: Cold tolerant up to -18°C. A planting attempt with a 20 cm thick mulch layer in a sheltered position should be dared due to the high frost tolerance in mild areas. Usually sprout Melianthus again.
Jul 22. Tuesday, 2014
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