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Lechenaultia floribunda

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    Description

    Lechenaultia floribunda. Evergreen, domed, wiry-stemmed shrub. Leaves are narrow, cylindrical and pointed. In the spring-summer, the shrub grows short, tubular, pale blue flowers. Each flower has 5 angular petals in clusters.

    Characteristics

    Evergreen, Shrub

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    Needs

    • LightFull sun
    • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
    • SoilWell drained, Peaty
    • WaterSemi-moist

    Cultivation

    Needs full light and peaty, well-drained soil with few phosphates and nitrates. Water plants in containers moderately, during the growing season and sparingly at other times. After flowering, shorten over-long stems. Propagate by seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Most species are difficult to grow under glass. Good ventilation is essential.

    Propagation

    Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

    Pests, diseases or disorders

    Most species are not easy to grow under glass; good ventilation is essential.

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