Michelia Champa, Son Champa ( Orange ) - Plant
Common name: Ramdhan Champa, Golden champak, Mickey Mouse Plant
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Harvest seeds from the ripened fruit of an existing Michelia champaca tree.Thoroughly wash the seeds.Lightly rub the surface of each seed with sandpaper.Remove the seeds from the water and treat them with a plant fungicide.Place one 4-inch pot on a tray for each seed.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: 35-40 deg C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Prune trees to remove wayward, broken, dead, or diseased branches and limbs, or for safety around utility lines.
- Use pruning saws and loppers for moderate work, and a chainsaw for heavy work.
- As always take all safety precautions when using power equipment, or when you have to get off the ground for pruning
Tropical specimen for frost free areas. Effective near decks and patios or the front porch. For areas South of USDA Zone 10, it must be grown in containers which are overwintered indoors. Widely grown in greenhouses.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for scale, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies and nematodes. Root rot may occur in overly moist soils.
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