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Caribbean princewood Exostema caribaeum (Jacq.) J.A. Schultes

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Exposure Caribbean princewoodSole pieno
The Caribbean princewood should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. With a particularly windy climate we suggest securing young trees to long solid stakes, to avoid that the wind could bare young and not very developed roots; specimens which are only a few years old might fear intense cold and wind.The Caribbean princewood should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.

Generalities Caribbean princewood
These plants have an erect development; in the lower part they usually show a bare stem, while towards the top they widen to form the crown. The Caribbean princewood is medium in size and 15 m in height; in the summer it assumes a green colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Caribbean princewood develops in an erect manner and, as the years go by, becomes a tree.

Fertilization Caribbean princewood
Tree fertilization should be done at the beginning of the spring or of autumn, using humus or mature manure; this should be done by mixing a few buckets of fertilizer to the ground, around the trunk of the tree, every 2-3 years or when the tree implanted.

Watering Caribbean princewoodTenere asciutto
Water rarely, about once every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. We advise watering the young specimens, or the recently sheltered ones; the adult specimens usually are satisfied with rain water.

Treatments Caribbean princewood
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.

Soil Caribbean princewood
Grow these plants in a dissolved and deep, but well drained soil.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
4
0
2
1
0
1
continental
3
0
2
2
0
1
mediterranean
2
0
2
3
0
1

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Notes Caribbean princewood

There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

    • Exostema caribaeum (Jacq.) J.A. Schultes - Rubiaceae

    This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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