Jacaranda : Greenhouse Plants

W – warm, minimum of 13°C (55°F)

Family: Bignoniaceae

Only one species, Jacaranda mimosifolia from Brazil, is widely cultivated as a foliage plant. Unfortunately, it has to reach a considerable size before producing its blue flowers. I have never seen a greenhouse specimen flower. However, it has attractive fern-like pinnate leaves produced from a strong straight stem. This makes it useful either as a specimen in its own right or as a background for displays of flowering plants. I would recommend a loam-based compost as, when the plant becomes large, it will need a lot of water and is likely to become dry and unstable at times. Plants will respond well to pruning if one plant is to be kept for a long time; if using them regularly for display I would recommend growing successions of fresh plants from seed. Germination is straightforward and the seed easily obtainable.

19. July 2013 by admin
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