How do you care for the acalifa bush?

The acalifah it is one of the most colorful and beautiful shrubs in the world. It is so ornamental that it perfectly decorates any type of garden, it can even be potted on the patio or terrace. But, Do you know how to take care of it?

This precious plant is so beautiful that more than one might think that it is very difficult to maintain; however, the reality is very different .

Acalypha amentacea leaf detail

The acaliph shrub is a plant native to the tropical areas of Southeast Asia. It is evergreen, which means that it remains evergreen. Its leaves are large and of colors that go from green to deep red. So that she can stay pretty it is important that it is placed in a very bright area but without direct sunotherwise you would be burned.

The substrate or garden soil must be rich in organic matter and very good sewer system. If it is very compact, the roots could rot quickly. For this reason, you should not put a plate under it, unless we remember to remove the water that is left over ten minutes after watering.

Acalypha chamedrifolia flowering plant

And speaking of irrigation. It has to be frequent during the summer: two or three times a week. The rest of the year we will water less, once or twice a week at most. It is advisable to use rainwater or lime-free water, but if we cannot get it, we can fill a container with that from the tap and let it rest overnight. Thus, the heavy metals will be completely down and we can use it to water our acalifa.

From the beginning of spring to the end of summer it is necessary to pay it with universal fertilizers for plants or with liquid organic fertilizers such as guano. In any case, follow the instructions specified on the packaging. Likewise, in order for it to grow with enthusiasm, it must be planted in a pot about 3-4cm wider in spring, every two years.

Otherwise, we will protect it from frost keeping it indoors or in a greenhouse to be able to enjoy it for a long, long time.

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How do you care for the acalifa bush?

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