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Care of the plant Hakea orthorrhyncha or Bird Beak Hakea.

Care of the shrub Hakea orthorrhyncha or Bird Beak Hakea

The genus Hakea, family Proteaceae, comprises 150 species of trees and shrubs native to Australia. Some species are: Hakea orthorrhyncha, Hakea leucoptera, Hakea laurina, Hakea cristata, Hakea bucculenta, Hakea aculeata, Hakea prostrata, Hakea recurva, Hakea petiolaris, Hakea nitida.

Common name: Bird Beak Hakea. This species is native to Western Australia.

They are evergreen shrubs with a rounded crown that reach 3 meters (9.84 feet) in height. The leaves are acicular; the plant have a pine look. They produce abundant and interesting orange-red flowers along the branches. The fruits are pod-shaped.

They are used in small bushy groups and as isolated specimens. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Hakea orthorrhyncha needs full sun exposure and a hot, dry climate. They resist occasional low intensity frosts.

It's very important that the soil is very well drained; they can grow in dry and arid soils.

They are drought resistant plants. Water moderately, always waiting for the substrate to dry.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

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

They propagate by seeds sown in spring in individual containers in a mixture of perlite and peat; They may take 1 to 4 months to germinate.

Images of the shrub Hakea orthorrhyncha or Bird Beak Hakea

Hakea orthorrhyncha
Hakea orthorrhyncha
Hakea orthorrhyncha
Hakea orthorrhyncha