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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Macleania genus. This genus consists of some 40 evergreen shrubs. They have simple short-stemmed, elliptical leaves that are long, leathery and often tinted red when young. The flowers, which bloom in spring and summer, are pendent, about 25mm long and tubular.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

You will need to plant in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial-shade. Long shoots may be shortened in winter or after flowering. Macleania are frost tender, with a min temp of 10C.

Propagation

Seed in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by layering in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects under glass.

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