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Care of the plant Nandina domestica or Sacred bamboo.

Care of the plant Nandina domestica or Sacred bamboo

The genus Nandina, family Berberidaceae, includes a single species of shrub native to East Asia: Nandina domestica.

Common names: Sacred bamboo, Nandina, Heavenly bamboo.

They are very decorative evergreen shrubs of bamboo-like growth that reach 2 meters in height. The leaves are compound, with lanceolate leaflets and change color with the seasons: first they are pink, then green and finally orange, bronze or red in winter. The numerous white flowers appear in large spikes above the leaves. They bloom in summer. They produce decorative red fruits.

They are used to form hedges, in bushy groups, in undergrowth, as isolated specimens and in pots for terraces, balconies and patios.

Nandina domestica is an easy-to-grow plant that needs semi-shade or shade exposure. They resist frosts down to -10 ºC.

The soil must contain abundant humus, be well drained and have the ability to retain moisture.

Water moderately in winter and regularly the rest of the year without allowing the substrate to dry out completely. They do not resist waterlogging.

They do not need pruning.

Fertilize with compost in autumn and every 3 weeks in summer with mineral fertilizer.

They are very resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated in spring from seed and by semi-woody cuttings in summer.

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Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
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