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Care of the plant Hakea prostrata or Harsh hakea.

Care of the plant Hakea prostrata or Harsh hakea

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

Common name: Harsh hakea. This species is native to Western Australia.

They are evergreen shrubs with a wide crown that reach 3 meters in height. The leaves are leathery, wavy, light green in color and have spines on the margin. The curious white flowers appear in great numbers. They bloom from late winter to early spring.

They are used as isolated specimens, in large pots or to form impenetrable barriers and hedges. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Hakea prostrata can be grown in direct sunlight or semi-shade exposure. They resist high temperatures and the occasional light frost well.

They can grow in any type of soil: sandy, calcareous, stony or clayey. Use a normal garden substrate.

They are very resistant to drought plants. Water when the substrate has completely dried.

Fertilize with manure or compost in mid-fall.

Prune lightly after flowering to control growth.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases if there is no excess humidity.

They propagate by cuttings in summer or from seeds sown in spring.

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