The Ilang-ilang develops like a tree. The Ilang-ilang develops growing in height, and develops a bare stem, creating a thick crown. This plant in the winter assumes a yellowgreen colouring; it is large in size and can reach 12 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Ilang-ilang in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. The Ilang-ilang usually doesn't have temperature problems during this time of year, because it can bear freezings although not too intense ones.Seeing that the foliage of the aromatic plants is used for alimentary needs, we advise paying attention to the use of insecticides and anticryptogamics: letís use only those for agriculture and letís follow very strictly the lacking period written on the label before harvesting these plants.
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 2-3 weeks . A great part of the aromatic plants are used fresh; during the spring and in the summer it is possible to harvest a good quantity of them, to conserve dehydrated or frozen, to use them during the cold months.
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
We recommend cultivating these aromatic plants in a soft and light, very well drained, soil.
Notes - Ilang-ilang
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.