We suggest growing the The in a very bright place, although it should be protected by direct exposure to sunrays. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.These plants can be brought outside only if there isn't any more danger of freezings. Usually they are moved to the garden, or terrace, during the months of April-May.
Generalities Castanospermum australe
The Castanospermum australe grows erect, developing a short stem with a small crown, usually roundish. Castanospermum australe Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 1,8 m high. As they grow, these plants become the size of a tree.
Fertilization Castanospermum australe
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Watering Castanospermum australe
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Castanospermum australe
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Castanospermum australe
Cultivate in a good soil of an average mix, which slightly withholds humidity.
Notes - Castanospermum australe
The Castanospermum australe can be cultivated in a vase. Fruits follow flowering. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.