These plants are succulent . The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. Barbados shrub Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a white colouring; the adult specimens are large in size and reach 10 m high.
Exposure Barbados shrub
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. We suggest growing the The Barbados shrub In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.Succulent plants can also be cultivated in a cold green house, with temperatures which must be below 5įC for many species, but in this case itís necessary to keep them totally dry.
Watering Barbados shrub
Letís avoid watering the The Barbados shrub excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water . Letís remember that the succulent plants can withhold water inside their materials, therefore they need to be watered only when the weather is hot.
Treatments Barbados shrub
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Barbados shrub
Grow in a soft and sandy, very well drained soil.
Notes - Barbados shrub
If desired, we can grow the The Barbados shrub in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.