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Rondeletia Flower – Erakina

Published Date : June 24, 2022

Introduction 

Trees and flowers are the only things that make our surroundings beautiful. Many flowers are used only in decoration and given as presents to girls. But every flower is used to develop nature and its surroundings. Today, we are going to learn about Rondeletia Amoena and some facts about it.

Rondeletia Amoena

Rondeletia Amoena

The species consists of tall evergreen shrubs that look great in gardens. The plant, Rondeletia Amoena, also called the Panama Rose, grows every spring and fall season. The color of the flowers is salmon-pink, with a mesmerizing fragrance. These flowers grow in clusters and grow near each other. When harvesting it, we can see separate clusters of flower blossoms. In clusters, we can expect around 8–15 flowers. The name Rondeletia is named after a French naturalist, Guillaume Rondelet.

The flower is native to Central America, and it also grows in places like Mexico, Panama, and Cuba. They grow densely with evergreen leaves that create good foliage around them. The growth of this flower makes people grow them as screens in their homes and gardens. Many luxury homes and gardens have screens that make a place look good and beautiful. These plants typically grow around 15 feet in height, but some of the cultivators like to grow them at 5-7 feet. It’s because pruning them to this size makes the plants healthy and boosts flowering. They grow well in warm climates and require well-drained, slightly acidic soil. And soil with a Ph value of 5.5–6.5 is eligible for planting. But they are so vulnerable to frost. So, finding a spot that is away from a frosty place is recommended.

Plantation Methods

Nursery plant

People can visit the nursery and buy seeds to grow their own Rondeletia amoena. People need to make sure everything is ready before planting. Plant the plantlings in the middle of October or November. After unpacking, plant them immediately and water them for the roots to grow well. Leaving a fair amount of space between and planting them is good for the growth of the plant. Pruning is more important here for the plant’s growth than ever. Prune unwanted parts of the plants, like shrubs and harvested flower branches. By pruning, we can make the plant focus on growing the main parts of the plant and get the nutrients it needs.

They require full sunlight during the day and can tolerate sun shade. By choosing a warm area for the plantation, we can expect good results in terms of growth. They can tolerate drought after they have grown to a mature stage. We need to take care of the plant in the starting stage. After reaching maturity, people can water them once a month.

Also, adding a small amount of fertilizer can give promising results. Adding fertilizer at the correct time is recommended. It’s because adding fertilizers before the growth is advisable. But adding fertilizer in the late stage of the flowers can lead to an increase in foliage, which can be affected by frost. Adding mulch around the plant can keep the moisture alive and protect it from weeds.

Planted field

The plant is tolerant of pests and diseases. But the plant is sometimes affected by spider mites and whiteflies. These are some facts about the Panama Rose (Rondeletia Amoena) and how to grow it. So let’s plant some Panama Roses and make our homes beautiful and fragrant.

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