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3. Grevillea is a tree-like competitor of ferns
One of the fastest growing indoor plants, the Grevillea is considered a tree-like analogue of ferns. The complex-pinned leaves in their structure really most of all remind of the luxurious fronds of the classic openwork kings, but Grevillea is a plant with a different character and with other requirements. Powerful and large, Grevillea quickly reveals its true beauty.
Grevillea is large, or Grevillea robusta is a tree-like houseplant, the minimum height of which is limited to 50 cm, and the maximum can exceed 1-2 meters. The pattern and structure of leaves in Grevillea are more strict than those of ferns. Twice pinnately dissected, the leaves adorn with larger lobes and create patterns reminiscent of conifers.
The laceness of Grevillea seems a little prim, but the plant is still, first of all, remembered by the carved filigree of greenery. The color of the foliage is dark, saturated, most often with a silvery or bronze tinge, giving the grevillea expressiveness, and the glossy reflection only emphasizes the ornamental crown. The effect of green lace enhances the tiered arrangement of the leaves and the translucency of the crown. In indoor culture, Grevillea does not bloom, in nature, bizarre inflorescences with protruding stipules and an unusual shape of flowers themselves look like a lace miracle.
Grevillea belongs to the Proteaceae family and is an Australian exotic, although it is found in other countries of Oceania. In nature, it is inimitably tall and graceful: this woody tree is capable of reaching fifty meters in height, without losing the beauty of the feathery leaves. This plant loves acidic, fertile and clayey soil.
Grevillea can hardly be called an easy plant to grow. It requires bright lighting, although it feels best not in a sunny location, but in diffused lighting. It is very difficult to achieve success in growing this beauty without a cool winter: in winter, the optimal conditions for Grevillea are limited to 6-15 degrees Celsius. And in the rest of the year, Grevillea feels better in cool rooms with temperatures no higher than 20 degrees. But in summer, a giant grevillea can be placed outdoors, decorating a terrace or balcony with a lace crown.
Features of Grevillea care
- abundant irrigation, maintaining a stable average soil moisture, preventing drought or dampness;
- use only soft water for grevillea;
- the plant needs frequent ventilation;
- requires frequent and abundant feeding from March to October.
Grevillea is a lone plant. It is used as an unusual woody fishnet and is usually placed on the floor. This beauty will need a lot of space: in the absence of the formation of a grevillea, it can reach several meters in height. But on the other hand, even ferns will not create such a filigree, lace background and "forest atmosphere". It is ideal wood for framing recreation areas, decorating spacious rooms with boring designs. Grevillea looks great in stairwells and lobbies.
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