Nertera granadensis, plant and cultivation. How to grow the orange berry plant. Plant care and characteristics.
Nertera granadensis, plant
It belongs to the Rubiaceae family. This plant immediately catches the attention of passers-by: if well kept it is completely covered withorange berries. Due to its characteristic, this plant is perfect for brightening up the balcony in winter.
The plant must be grown in pots, but those who live in the milder climate areas of Southern Italy can venture to cultivate it in the open field. ThereNertera granadensisit can thrive with temperatures below -3 ° C even if for short periods.
Betweencarefundamental we point out a soil that must always be kept moist and strictly exposed in full sun.
How to grow Nertera granadensis
ThereNertera planthas a name that is all a program:"Grana-densis", looking at the green hair covered with tiny orange grains, you will be able to understand why!
It is a very decorative plant that colors the garden from autumn to the end of winter: the berries disappear in spring as temperatures rise.
In northern Italy, the plant must necessarily be grown in pots and placed in a protected environment in late autumn, when the climate becomes more rigid.
Not only as a single plant: if you have a sapling plant on the balcony, in the garden or at home, you can fill the pot with nertera. Therenertera, in fact, it cancultivateas a ground cover plant to cover the surface of large pots. Whether you're growing spruce for Christmas or any tall, narrow-crowned plant, this plant is perfect for covering the top of the soil and adding a pop of color. Always make sure that it receives the right amount of light.
Nertera in pots, cultivation and sale of the plant
Therenerterait is an easy plant to find for sale: during the Christmas period, nurseries offer it for about 5 euros for onenertera in potwith a diameter of 10 - 12 cm. For a guaranteed scenic effect, buy three plants and transfer them to a planter about 60 cm long and about 20 cm high. In this motion you will be able to create a column full of orange berries. At the bottom of the planter put a couple of centimeters of expanded clay followed by universal soil enriched with humus.
After the purchase, repot the three plants in the planter and arrange them side by side, making sure to fill the spaces well.
ThereNertera plantit develops rather quickly, so, in a short time, you will end up with a planter completely covered withorange berries.
We are talking about an undemanding plant, the root system is shallow and for this reason it adapts well to growing at the foot of other plants. The soil must always be kept moist, even in winter (if grown indoors). If the plant is grown in the garden, avoid getting it wet because the water can freeze causing damage to the plant.
In view of the summer, especially if thecultivationis injar, you will need to administer afertilizerwell balanced with an extra administration it will be done towards the end of summer - the beginning of autumn, at this stage you will have to administer a fertilizer richer in potassium to make the plant more resistant to cold (useful if grown outdoors).
Plant with orange or red berries
ThereNerterap typically covered withorange berries, however, there are varieties with reddish, white or yellow berries. Even when the plant loses its berries, in view of the end of winter, the plant will be able to count on a rapid vegetative recovery with the formation of vegetation with a high aesthetic value: graceful round leaves with a bright green color. If in winter the plant is covered with orange berries, in summer, bell-shaped flowers, yellowish in color, will appear and will last until autumn.
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