Sunday, 23 April 2017

šŸ¤·PLANTšŸ¤·Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant [Marmalade bush] propagation Care Seeds Fact

In summer, at the tips of the branches, Streptosolen produces plentiful clusters of bright orange and yellow, tubular, flared flowers, which give it its other common name of fire bush. 

A scrambling shrub, with ovate, deep green, rather wrinkled leaves, it can be grown as a trailer, but is probably best in a sunroom or greenhouse where it can be trained against a wall.
                   Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant [Marmalade bush]

FACT FILE Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant [Marmalade bush]

ORIGIN Colombia; Ecuador; Peru.

HEIGHT To 6ft/1.8m.

POTTING MIX Soil-based.

REPOTTING Repot after flowering or top-dress a large plant.

PROPAGATION Take stem cuttings in late spring-i' or early summer.

KEEPING PLANTS Cut back the stems of old plants by half in late winter. Pinch off growing tips to promote bushiness.

Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant [Marmalade bush] image

Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant [Marmalade bush] PLANT CARE

    Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant care
    • Bright light with some direct sun, but shade from hot midsummer sun. 
    • A minimum or 50°F/10°C in winter. 
    • Keep the soil moist air. the growing season; give less water in winter.
    • Apply a high-potash liquid fertilizer ever.
    • 3 weeks while the plant is actively growing.