Cajeput - Plant
Common name: Melaleuca quinquenervia
Color: Creamy white
Bloom time: June to October
Height: 25.00 to 40.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Do not grow in summer heat as the plants will bolt (so it is past harvesting). The leaves that grow on bolted plants tend to be bitter in flavor.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: 50 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water the seedlings regularly throughout the growing season.
- They require about 1 inch of water per week for best growth.
- Thin seedlings to 6 inches apart so that they have room to develop healthy leaves.
- Once the plants are established, they do not need as much water per week.
- Keep them moist, but be careful not to overwater them.
Not recommended for planting in areas where it is likely to be invasive.
- Cajeput oil is used to treat colds, headaches, toothache, and tumors
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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