The Cheesewood develops in an erect manner and, as the years go by, becomes a tree. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Cheesewood Is small in size; in winter it assumes a white colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
The Cheesewood should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.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.
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.
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.
For these shrubs it’s necessary to choose a rich and deep substratum , which presents an excellent drainage.
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.