Russelia a classic and … vintage ornamental plant for your pots and garden
Russelia Juncea is a plant that is considered one of the most classic and … vintage ornamental plants as in the old days in our country it was rarely missing from yards and balconies, usually planted in tins.
A semi-evergreen perennial shrub that in height and width exceeds 1.50 meters originating from Mexico and characteristic creamy growth.
During the flowering period, the needle-shaped dark green leaves are filled with a number of tubular flowers in orange-coral, red, or purple hue while the white varieties are rarer.
Russelia is suitable for planting in both tall planting pots, it has an excellent appearance planted in hanging pots – baskets, but it can be placed directly in the soil and in places such as low yards, raised flower beds, etc. in areas with generally temperate climates without extremes. temperatures during the winter.
Except for its very beautiful appearance and rapid growth, it is chosen for planting in gardens and for the fact that its flowers attract butterflies.
An easy and relatively hardy plant that does not need special care, is difficult to disease and is sensitive only to very low temperatures, so it should be protected during the winter when frost prevails.
Soil: Use common coral soil for outdoor plants with good drainage.
Location: Prefers sunny places, ideally protected from the intense midday sun of summer. It thrives in semi-shady places, but where its flowering is reduced.
Watering: It needs enough water, especially during the summer, but it favors it to receive it more regularly and in small quantities, just before the soil dries completely. Water every 2-3 days, when the weather is normally warm or even more regularly in periods of intense heat.
Its soil should have very good drainage.
Fertilization: It does not need fertilization, but a common fertilizer in grains in small quantities, at the beginning of spring and at the beginning of summer, favors it and contributes to its more intense flowering.
Pruning: At the end of winter it can be pruned, mainly to remove dry shoots and to obtain a more uniform compact shape.
Russelia blooms from spring to autumn, while during the winter it loses its leaves.
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