The Rhaphiolepis umbellata has a shrub- like development. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Rhaphiolepis umbellata Is small in size; in summer it assumes a white colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Exposure Rhaphiolepis umbellata
The Rhaphiolepis umbellata 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.
Watering Rhaphiolepis umbellata
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 Rhaphiolepis umbellata
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 Rhaphiolepis umbellata
For these shrubs it’s necessary to choose a rich and deep substratum , which presents an excellent drainage.
Notes - Rhaphiolepis umbellata
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.