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Temperatures Odontonema strictumPosizione mezza ombra
The Odontonema strictum can't tolerate freezings, therefore it is best to grow it in a cold green house or in an apartment; during late Spring we can place them outside, when all risks of freezings are unprobable. During the winter months we can cover a portion of the soil near the roots with dry leaves or other mulch tissue; in this manner we will protect the plant from the harsh climate.For a balanced development of the the Odontonema strictum , let's choose a partially shaded place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.

Care Odontonema strictum
The Odontonema strictum develops like a shrub. This plant in the spring assumes a orange colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 1,2 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub.

Feed Odontonema strictum
Letís remember to fertilize our shrubs often; we can fertilize enriching our soil with manure, at the end of the winter; or we can give it a fertilizer for flowering plants, every 20-25 days, when watering. If the shrubs are large or cover a large area, we can use a slow release granular fertilizer, to be used every 3-4 months. In the spring letís favour fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour the development of a new vegetation and of flowerings.

Irrigation Odontonema strictumTenere Umido
These plants favour quite regular watering, usually 1-2 buckets of water ; we advise in any case to irrigate every 2-3 weeks , when the soil is dry. Concerning those specimens grown in vases, let's remember that usually they need more watering, compared to the same shrubs placed in the ground. Moreover, they are often more sensible to temperatures, either very high or very low, and to radical apparatus diseases.

Adversity Odontonema strictum
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.

Substrate Odontonema strictum
Letís favour an averagely drained, soft and rich growing substratum.

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

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

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