Brassia actinophylla - Plant
Description for Brassia actinophylla
Umbrella Tree is a large ornamental tree.Plants will reach 30 m tall. Plants are easy to grow, but need some pruning to keep them in bounds. The plants are hardy in the landscape. Brassaia actinophylla needs full sun to partial shade with a rich well drained soil mix. Plants are fairly fast growing. It grows well in warm, humid climate in both semi shade and full sun. The tree is often grown in gardens, also sultablefor keeping indoors.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Australian Umbrella Plant, Schefflera, Octopus Tree, Queensland Umbrella Tree, Brassaia
Marathi - Brassia
|Red||January, February, March, April, May||30 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps Bangada bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.
It grows well in warm, humid climate in both semi shade and full sun.
|full sun to partial shade||a rich well drained soil mix.||medium||21Â°C||apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Brassia actinophylla
- To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants. Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.
January, February, March, April, May
Typical uses of Brassia actinophylla
Special features: Low-maintenance potted plant.
Good for Cut foliage
Good for screening
Recommended for creating shade
Quick growing trees
Suitable for avenue planting
Good on seaside
Ornamental use: Umbrella Tree is a large ornamental tree.
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