How to grow Thryptomene

Thryptomene growing 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.

Thryptomene flower

Flower color purple, pink or white in round shape, the buds mostly pink.

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Requirements for Thryptomene growing and care:

Well-drained soil, sandy, clay or loamy

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:
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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 as houseplant?
Yes, but not all the species

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / 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,

 

Blooming information

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

Scientific name:

Thryptomene

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