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Care of the plant Grevillea lanigera or Wooly Grevillea.

Care of the plant Grevillea lanigera or Wooly Grevillea

The genus Grevillea, family Proteaceae, comprises 400-500 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Some species are: Grevillea lanigera, Grevillea juniperina, Grevillea johnsonii, Grevillea Golden Yu-Lo, Grevillea Clearview David, Grevillea brachystachya, Grevillea robusta, Grevillea alpina, Grevillea rosmarinifolia, Grevillea sulphurea, Grevillea thyrsoides, Grevillea olivacea.

Common name: Wooly Grevillea. This species is native to New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.

They are evergreen shrubs with a creeping bearing (horizontal growth) that reach 1 meter in height. The Grevillea lanigera variety Mount Tamboritha reaches 40 cm in height. The branches and leaves, deep green in color, are hairy. The curious and attractive red flowers can bloom all year round especially in winter and spring.

These slow-growing shrubs are used in rockeries, borders, shrub groups, and in pots and planters.

Grevillea lanigera can be grown in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They resist very well the heat of the Mediterranean summer and sporadic frosts down to -6 ºC.

They prefer a light garden soil, with coarse sand and a little compost. Drainage must be perfect because they are sensitive to the accumulation of water in the roots.

It's important to water moderately, always waiting for the substrate to be dry; reduce watering in winter.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune lightly in fall to maintain a compact appearance.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate by cuttings but it's easier to do it by seeds.

Images of the plant Grevillea lanigera or Wooly Grevillea

Grevillea lanigera Mount Tamboritha
Grevillea lanigera Mount Tamboritha
Grevillea lanigera Mount Tamboritha
Grevillea lanigera
Grevillea lanigera
 

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