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Care of the plant Limoniastrum monopetalum or Statice monopetalum.

Care of the plant Limoniastrum monopetalum or Statice monopetalum

The genus Limoniastrum, family Plumbaginaceae, includes 9 species of shrubs and subshrubs native to Africa and the Mediterranean basin. Some species are: Limoniastrum monopetalum, Limoniastrum ifniense, Limoniastrum guyonianum.

Scientific synonyms: Limoniastrum articulatum, Statice monopetalum. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are evergreen shrubs of disorderly bearing that reach 1 meter in height. They have erect fleshy green-gray leaves and linear or spatulate in shape. The flowers appear in terminal spikes and are pink when budding and purple when wilting. They bloom in summer.

They are used in Mediterranean coastal gardens to cover slopes, in bushy groups and in pots and planters. They combine well with plants of the genus Cistus, Salvia, Rosmarinus, Eriocephalus and Bupleurum.

Limoniastrum monopetalum needs full sun exposure and a Mediterranean climate. It resists sporadic frosts down to -5 ºC.

They can grow in any type of soil, even in poor and salty soils.

Water moderately throughout the year waiting for the substrate to dry; They are plants very resistant to drought and pollution.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are not usually attacked by the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated in summer by cuttings.

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Limoniastrum monopetalum
Limoniastrum monopetalum
Limoniastrum monopetalum
Limoniastrum monopetalum
Limoniastrum monopetalum
 

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