Sunday, 23 April 2017

Streptosolen Jamesonii Plant [Marmalade bush] propagation Plant Fact, Care & Benefits ✅

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.