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Lion's ear Leonotis leonurus

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Exposure Lion's earSole pieno
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. The Lion's ear should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.The Lion's ear can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.

Fertilization Lion's ear
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 Lion's ear
These plants have an erect, columnar development. The Lion's ear has a shrub- like development. The Lion's ear Is medium in size; in autumn it assumes a orangeyellow colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.

Watering Lion's earTenere asciutto
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 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. 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 Lion's ear
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 Lion's ear
For these shrubs it’s necessary to choose a rich and deep substratum , which presents an excellent drainage.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
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1
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continental
5
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2
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1
mediterranean
4
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3
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1

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Notes Lion's ear

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

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

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