Memecylon edule - Plant
Common name: Nipis Kulit, Delek Air, Delek Bangas
Bloom time: May
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Large rose canes can be cut back by as much as two thirds, and smaller ones to within 6 to 12 inches of the ground.When you transplant your plants, be sure to dig a much bigger hole than you think you need and add plenty of organic matter such as compost or aged manure.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 36Â° and 50Â°C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
Group or mass in shrub borders, small gardens or open woodland areas. Ability to withstand wet conditions makes it suitable for growing on the margins of ponds or streams.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spots and twig/fruit blight.
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