Griselinia Griselinia - Home Care: Watering, Transplanting, Reproduction

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Griselinia Griselinia - Home Care: Watering, Transplanting, Reproduction
Griselinia Griselinia - Home Care: Watering, Transplanting, Reproduction
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griselinia coastal
griselinia coastal

Dogwood family. Homeland New Zealand, almost everywhere at an altitude of 1000m above sea level, as well as Brazil, Chile.

Coastal griselinia Griselinia littoralis is an evergreen branched shrub with a height of 1.5-2.5 m and above. Leaves are alternate green, leathery with a glossy surface, oblong-ovate, with a slightly wavy edge, blunt at the top, about 5-10 cm long. Inflorescences are small axillary panicles, composed of tiny green or green-yellow flowers, and have no decorative value. Flowers are dioecious, pollinated by insects. The fruit is a purple berry that is bitter but edible. There is a variety of Griselinia littoralis variegata with variegated leaves.

Griselinia - care and cultivation

Temperature: moderate in summer, griselinia does not like heat and stuffiness. In winter, the dormant period is at a temperature of about 7-8 ° C, practically dry. Griselinia is frost-resistant; with good shelter, it can winter at a temperature of at least -10 ° C. An insulated balcony is perfect for winter.

Lighting: a bright, but shaded place from the direct sun. The ideal option is a south-east or north-west window.

Watering: abundant from spring to autumn, the soil should be constantly moist at the back of the pot and dry in the upper half. In winter, watering is rare, the soil should have time to dry well. One of the advantages of griselinia is that it is not demanding on the hardness of the water, at home, it is accustomed to endure irrigation with salty sea water, endure winds, and the only thing that it does not tolerate is a prolonged drought.

Top dressing: from April to August every two weeks, fertilizing is carried out with fertilizers for decorative deciduous plants. You cannot feed the first month and a half after the transplant.

Air humidity: requires high humidity, it is advisable to spray at least once a day, you can put the pot on a wide pan with water.

Transfer: the soil should be nutritious and very porous. Earthen mixture: 2 parts of sod land, 2 parts of sheet (universal peat), 2 parts of fine gravel or marble chips (particles 3-4 mm). The transplant is carried out annually, or every two years in the spring. Good drainage to the bottom in the form of clay shards or walnut shells (hump up). Soils on which griselinia grow in nature (light sandy and medium loamy) have a reaction from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline when the pH exceeds 7. Griselinia does not tolerate too acidic soil. For a plant with a height of about 60-80 cm, you need a pot with a capacity of 2-3 liters.

Reproduction: by seeds - in spring, and the seeds quickly lose their germination, so you need to use only fresh ones. Sowing in a mixture of universal soil and vermiculite in equal parts. Germination of seeds at a temperature of 24-25 ° C with uniform moisture. Can be propagated by semi-lignified stem cuttings cut in early summer.

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