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Care of the plant Withania aristata or Canary Orobal.

Care of the plant Withania aristata or Canary Orobal

The genus Withania, family Solanaceae, comprises 10 species native to the Canary Islands and Africa. Some species are: Withania aristata, Withania somnifera, Withania frutescens.

Common name: Canary Orobal. This species is native to the Canary Islands.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 2 meters in height. They have lustrous ovate-shaped leaves 14 cm long and deep green in color. The curious yellowish-green flowers have 5 sharp teeth that surround the fruit.

They can be used as isolated specimens, in small groups and in large pots.

Withania aristata can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure and in frost-free areas.

They prefer well-drained soil that contains compost.

Water frequently so that the substrate does not dry out completely. Wait for the top part of the soil to dry before watering.

Fertilize with compost in the fall.

They do not need pruning.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases.

They reproduce from seeds sown in spring or by cuttings (they do not always root).

Images of the plant Withania aristata or Canary Orobal

Withania aristata
Withania aristata
Withania aristata
Withania aristata
Withania aristata
Withania aristata
 

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