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Carissa grandiflora

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Botanical name:- Carissa grandiflora.

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SKU: 19917SHB Categories: , ,
Scientific nameCarissa grandiflora
Common nameCarissa grandiflora
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
Humidity40-50%
LightPart shade/part sun.
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsAphids, spider mites, thrips
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
Maximum Plant height100-150cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning/trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
DescriptionThis spiny shrub is native to south africa. Its leathery leaves are shiny and oval with acute tips. Many sharp thorns protect the twigs, making planting close to walkways somewhat hazardous. Milky sap is secreted when the branches are injured. Showy, white flowers contrast perfectly with the dark-green foliage. They may reach 5 cm in diameter, are star shaped, sweetly scented, and grow in clusters in spring and early summer. The fruit is a red, egg shaped berry up to 5 cm long with a delicious, refreshing taste. The natal plum is frost tender but revels in heat, and grows at a moderate speed to a height and width of 1.5 Metres. In its home country, it may even become a small tree up to 9 metres high. It does well in full sun, but also tolerates some shade at the cost of flowering and fruiting. The glossy leaves resist desiccation from wind. Cultivars grow more compactly and remain shrubs of manageable size. They are ideal bushes for small gardens and are useful as screening hedges, groundcover, grouped planting or in containers. The soil should be well drained and neutral. To encourage establishment by an extended root system, watering must be deep. Both drought and soil with a high salt content are tolerated. General purpose fertilisers are best applied in early spring after the plants’ dormancy. As a hedge plant, it takes shearing in spring after flowering, but recovers slowly from harsh cutting back. Recovering rapidly from frost, damaged branches need to be removed, which may spoil the shrub’s appearance

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