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5. Grevillea - filigree exotic with the appearance of a fern and coniferous
Grevillea vigorous is another non-standard tree-like plant from Australia, capable of reaching truly stunning sizes and captivating with its unusual greenery. This culture will appeal to fans of conifers, ferns, and those who are looking for a non-standard decorative leafy decoration for their interior. Metallic shades of color of extraordinary filigree leaves turn Grevillea into one of the most fashionable modern exotics.
Grevillea is today considered the main competitor to indoor araucaria and one of the best alternatives to common indoor ferns. In nature, this plant is capable of reaching a height of 35 m, but in indoor culture it is much more compact.
- Grevillea height: from 50 cm to 2 m and above.
- Growth form: fast-growing tree-like plant with soft feathery leaves.
Grevillea is large, or Grevillea robusta is a magnificent compact tree-like plant with a straight central trunk and sprawling, large, feathery leaves. Grevillea quickly transforms from a compact crumb into a tree with inimitable greenery that requires a separate place and a solo party. The feathery leaves of grevillea from a distance resemble conifers, although in structure and character they are most similar to ferns. The unique glossy sheen of the leaves and the silvery or bronze tint of the color make the plant one of the most spectacular decorative leafy crops. Grevillea seems filigree, massive and exquisite at the same time. This is a noble plant that deserves special attention and role in the decoration of rooms.
In indoor conditions, Grevillea does not bloom
- Transplanting Grevillea: due to the constant rapid growth, this woody one has to be transplanted quite often, but it is better to carry out these procedures only if necessary, after filling the substrate with roots.
- Soil for grevillea: light, loose, with a neutral reaction.
For Grevillea, the standard conditions for all indoor Australians are suitable - bright diffused lighting or even a sunny place. In summer, the plant will not refuse a place in the fresh air, but it does not tolerate heat and prefers a cool room temperature. The optimal range of these indicators for grevillea is from 10 to 20 degrees. From November until the end of winter, this beauty should winter in a cool place, at a temperature of 5 to 10 degrees (the maximum allowable temperature during the resting period is 15 degrees).
Grevillea care is not difficult. The main thing is to water the plant with soft water, controlling the degree of drying out of the soil between procedures. During the period of active growth, grevillea will need weekly feeding, otherwise the plant is unpretentious.
This Australian beauty is propagated mainly by seeds.
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