How to grow Ephedra

Ephedra growing shrub‎ of the same genus also known as Joint-pine, Ephedra perennial plant used for the edible fruits and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-11

Stem color green in needle shape.

Ephedra flower

Flower color yellow and grow on separate plant male and female

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How to grow Ephedra growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

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Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

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Pruning season:
All year, better after the fruits

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant:
0.1-3m, 4-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on separate plant male and female

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Alternative names: Joint-pine, Jointfir, Mormon-tea, Brigham tea

How to grow Ephedra

Ephedra equisetina

Ephedra chilensis

Ephedra plant care


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