How to grow Ephedra equisetina

Ephedra equisetina growing shrub‎ of the genus Ephedra also known as Muzei Ma Huang, Ephedra equisetina 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 5-9

Stem color green in needle shape.

Ephedra equisetina flower

Flower color yellow and grow on separate plant male and female

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Requirements for Ephedra equisetina 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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year, better after the fruits

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant:
0.5-1m, 20-40 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 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

Scientific name:

Ephedra equisetina

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