Myrtus communis - Plant
Common name: myrtle
Color: White with yellow-tipped stamens
Bloom time: May to July
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
For the best results, plant myrtle outdoors in late spring in a well-drained, sheltered position. This gives it the best chance of establishing lots of root before winter weather sets in.
You can also grow myrtle in a container in soil-based compost. Water and feed with a potash-rich tomato food during the growing season.
The potash will encourage more flower and also harden the wood. Ease off watering from late August onwards, and then dry off almost completely before over-wintering the container. The shelter of a warm wall under the eaves of the house is a perfect place.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Remove the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting to create a bear stem.
- This reduces the water usage of the cutting.
- Pour a little powdered rooting hormone into a small container.
- Don t contaminate the large bottle of hormone by dipping the cutting directly into the original bottle.
- Dip the cut end into the powder, shaking the excess off the stem.
Specimen. Foundation plantings. Hedge or screen. Patio planters. Containers. Houseplant.
- Unverified information Myrtle occupies a prominent place in the writings of Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and the Arabian writers.
- In numerous Mediterranean countries, the extract of the myrtle herb is used to make the hair grow longer in a short period of time.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3346354/Myrtle-How-to-grow.html http://homeguides.sfgate.com/propagation-myrtus-communis-cuttings-21565.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=282870&isprofile=0&pt=2
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