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Care of the plant Grewia lasiocarpa or Forest raisin.

Care of the plant Grewia lasiocarpa or Forest raisin

The genus Grewia, family Malvaceae, comprises 300 species of shrubs and trees native to Africa, Madagascar, Asia and South America. Some species are: Grewia lasiocarpa, Grewia tenax, Grewia occidentalis, Grewia asiatica, Grewia tiliaefolia, Grewia orientalis.

Common name: Forest raisin. This species is native to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.

They are fast-growing evergreen shrubs or trees with a wide crown that reach 5 meters in height. They have large, hairy, circular leaves. The showy starry flowers remain on the plant for quite a long time and can be reddish or pink in color. They can bloom from summer to mid-fall.

They are used to form screens and as isolated specimens in small or medium gardens.

Grewia lasiocarpa prefers full exposure but can grow in semi-shade. They resist light and occasional frosts.

They can be grown in any type of soil but prefer well-drained soils that contain organic matter.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to be dry.

Fertilize with compost or manure in late winter or early spring.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in the nursery in spring and by semi-woody cuttings.


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Grewia lasiocarpa
Grewia lasiocarpa
Grewia lasiocarpa