Castanospermum australe

Name: Castanospermum australe 
Family: Fabaceae
Country of origin: Australia
Pot diameter: 17 cm
Height: 50 cm
History and fun factor: In nature it reaches very high heights, even over 10 meters. The stems originate from some pods.

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Brown: an evergreen from Australian rainforests

The Castanospermum australis, or Castano, is an evergreen plant native to Australia, where it reaches really important heights, even above 10 meters. In spite of its thin stems, it is a robust plant that produces oval, slightly dark-green leaves.
The particularity of the Castano, belonging to the family of fabaceae (which includes most of the best known legumes, such as faglioli, chickpeas, peas, beans, lupins, peanuts, soy, lentil) is that the stem of the plant is developed by the big pods containing seeds at the base of the trunk. in nature it produces red - yellow flowers, 3 - 4 cm long in the period between April and May.
It is an ideal plant to have something out of the ordinary and of sure visual impact.

Exposure and brightness: If you live indoors, you like a lot of light. In the hot months, it can be placed outdoors, but it must be repaired from direct sunlight.

Soil type: it likes fertile and soft soil with the addition of sand to keep it well drained. It can also be placed in substrates composed of wet gravel.

Irrigation: The chestnut loves humid environments, and requires regular watering whenever the soil is almost dry, avoiding stagnation. In winter, reduce the amount of water. Useful the nebulisations on the leaves.

Fertilization: During the vegetative period (March-June and August-October) with fertilizers for slow-release green plants.

N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.

 
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FamigliaFabaceae
Diametro17 cm
H202/4
Luce2/4
CuriositàIn nature it reaches very high heights, even over 10 meters. The stems originate from some pods.
Altezza50 cm
 
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