To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves. It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.
Fertilization Hakea franciscana
Shrubs develop new shoots and prepare their flowers during the spring period, therefore we must remember, by the end of the winter, to give it a good dose of humus or mature manure, or granular slow release fertilizer, to be added to the soil at the foot of the plant. During the spring we can choose a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to mix with the irrigating water, every 20-25 days.
Generalities Hakea franciscana
These plants have an erect, columnar development. The Hakea franciscana has a shrub- like development. The Hakea franciscana is medium in size and 2 m in height; in the spring it assumes a orange colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Watering Hakea franciscana
During this period of the year the the Hakea franciscana needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 2-3 weeks with about 1-2 buckets of water . If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.
Treatments Hakea franciscana
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 Hakea franciscana
These plants are planted in a soft, but quite heavy, and not excessively drained soil.
Notes Hakea franciscana
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.