How to grow Melianthus major

Melianthus major growing shrub‎ of the genus Melianthus also known as Kruidjie roer my nie or Honey bush, Melianthus major perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant  plant attracts pollinator, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11

Leaves color green bluish and can be also purple, the leaves grow in pinnate shape serrated in the edges.

Melianthus major flower

Flower color red flower looks like mouth with tonsil, flowers grow in stem in cone structure

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Requirements for Melianthus major growing and care:

Rich soil, well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary vegetative reproduction in Melianthus major?
No, (but easy to)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Design and control the growth

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast 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
Red flower looks like mouth with tonsil, flowers grow in stem in cone structure

Scientific name:

Melianthus major

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