Silver Cushion - Flowering - Indoor Plants | Plantshop.me

Silver Cushion

Calocephalus Brownii

SKU 3451

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AED 29

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20cm -25cm

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Plant Care

Watering

Water once a week or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.

Light

Bright indoor light or indirect sun. 6 hours to 8 hours

Temperature

Maintain temperatures between 18°C - 24°C. Avoid draughts as these can create undesirable temperature fluctuations. Consider giving your plant an occasional misting twice every week to maintain the optimum humidity level.

Fertilizer

Apply liquid fertilizer once in 15 days when the plant is actively growing. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Indoor Plant Food.

Plant Bio

Silver cushion bush is native to the southern coast of Australia, which means it does very well in salty air and dry, poor soil. In fact, one of the key elements of cushion bush care is not fussing over it too much. Ideal cushion bush growing conditions include extremely well-draining soil, full sun, and little water. During hot, dry spells and when it’s first getting established, however, it will benefit from being watered once a week. Silver cushion bush does not need to be fertilized and actually performs well in poor soil that’s low in nutrients.

Cushion bush does produce small yellow flowers on the tips of its stems, but most gardeners grow the plant for its foliage. The stems grow thick and outward in a shape very much like a tumbleweed, and the soft leaves stay close to the stems. Both stems and leaves are a bright silver, almost white color that reflects light very well and makes for a spectacular contrast against neighboring green plants. Bushes are round and tend to reach between 1 and 3 feet in height and width, though they can reach as much as 4 feet.

To keep the Calocephalus beautiful, regular pruning is recommended. This way you keep the plant in a nice shape. Too much pruning means that the plant will not flower or will flower less.

Frost protection is necessary at the Calocephalus. If the plant is in a pot then take it inside and preferably place it in a light spot. The Calocephalus in and border must be covered.

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