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Care of the plant Acacia luederitzii or Kalahari-sand acacia.

Care of the plant Acacia luederitzii or Kalahari-sand acacia

The Acacia genus, of the Fabaceae family, includes some 1,200 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia, Africa, Asia and South America. Some species are: Acacia luederitzii, Acacia longifolia, Acacia karoo, Acacia iteaphylla, Acacia greggii, Acacia dodonaeifolia, Acacia dealbata, Acacia cultriformis, Acacia tortilis, Acacia truncata, Acacia saligna, Acacia paradoxa, Acacia tetragonophylla, Acacia melanoxylon.

Common name: Kalahari-sand acacia. This species is native to South Africa.

They are thorny trees or shrubs of wide bearing that can reach 10-15 meters height. They have pinnate leaves with dark green leaflets with hair on the margins. The flowers appear in globose groups and are cream colored. They bloom from early spring to early summer.

They are often used as shade trees or shrubs to create informal screens and hedges. It is advisable not to plant them near buildings since their roots are invasive.

Acacia luederitzii needs full or half-sun exposure and a frost-free warm and dry climate.

The soil should drain very well, for which we will use a sandy, stony or rocky substrate.

It's a drought tolerant plant whose desert habitat recommends moderate watering while waiting for the soil to dry up completely.

They appreciate a light compost fertilizer in late winter.

They tolerate formation prunings once flowering has finished.

They are plants of easy cultivation and resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

Propagation is easy from seeds sown in spring or autumn. Previously they must be immersed in boiling water for a few seconds.

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Acacia luederitzii
Acacia luederitzii
 

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