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Care of the plant Banksia integrifolia or Coast banksia.

Care of the plant Banksia integrifolia or Coast banksia

The genus Banksia, a family of the Protaceae, comprises 80 species of trees and shrubs native to Australia. Some species are: Banksia integrifolia, Banksia aculeata, Banksia praemorsa, Banksia attenuata, Banksia coccinea.

Common name: Coast banksia. This species is native to Victoria and Queensland.

They are trees that reach 20 meters in height. The leaves are lanceolate and grayish-green. The tiny flowers appear in curious spiky yellow inflorescences.

They are used in streets and public parks and as isolated specimens in medium and large gardens.

Banksia integrifolia needs full sun exposure and high temperatures. They are not suitable for rainy climates.

The soil must be sandy and very well drained. They do not thrive well in seaside environments.

Water moderately throughout the year waiting for the soil to be dry; They are plants that resist drought and even fire.

They do not need fertilization.

They are sensitive plants to excess of irrigation.

They propagate by cuttings or by seeds. Seeds need heat to germinate, as in nature they do so after fires. It is recommended to place them for 1 hour in an oven at 125 ºC.

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Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia

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