Thryptomene grow and care – shrub of the genus Thryptomene also known as Grampians, Thryptomene perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the flowers and can be cut flower, drought tolerant plant and as bonsai, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, desert, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.
Leaves color green in oval shape, the leaves are small in 0.5-1 cm.
Flower color purple, pink or white in round shape, the buds mostly pink.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant /Seed / Vegetative reproduction – propagating by cutting better to start in the early spring or with temperature of ~26C, requirements: moist soil, high humidity, peat soil, hormone for root growth, highly recommend to use green house (or small plastic box with holes) it will take few weeks.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but to ensure the color of the flowers its better start by cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: Just for design and dead part
Size of the plant: 0.5-2.5m, 20-100 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water, prefer more water but grow well with small amount and can be drought tolerant
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full sun / Half shade / Full shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes, but not all the species
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot or containers: Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 30% to 50% bigger than the roots ball or possible to grow it in small but cut the roots when planting, also the drainage of the soil it’s important, soil better to be sandy, clay or loamy or potting mix, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil.
Bloom season? Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Purple, pink or white in round shape, the buds mostly pink
How to grow from seeds
Sowing requirement: Sunny location with good drainage
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Dry and dark place, better to keep in in the refrigerate before
Sowing season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-10a, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b
Planting spacing: 20*30cm
Depth of Sowing: 0.5-1cm (0.25-0.5inches)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil with light humidity
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water, keep soil moist but not over water and don’t let it dry
Germination time: 2-8 weeks
Condition of seedling: Full sun, regularly water,
Do the seeds require burying? Yes, the seeds need little cold before sowing