Holly is an evergreen plant that can have a shrub or a tree development. Very ornamental, it has shiny leaves, usually with thorns, which have a dark green that in different varieties is shifted in cream color on the edges or in the center. Bunchy white flowers are the prelude to the fruits, small red or black berries that appear in the fall. Originally from the Southern Hemisphere, it is also easily grown as a bonsai because it does not need special care. It suffices for regular watering and fertilization during the vegetative season.
Exposure and brightness: It can be exposed in half shade; It should be repaired by the direct rays of the sun.
Temperature: It also resists temperatures below zero.
Soil type: Like an acidic soil, the ideal is a mix of universal soil, akadama and pozzolana (or volcanic lapillo).
Irrigation: Requires plenty of water; Nourish abundantly every time the soil appears almost dry, especially in summer (also every day with high temperatures).
Fertilization: In spring and autumn, avoiding excess fertilizer. Recommended fertilizer in pads type Hanagokoro.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.