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3 beautiful Latin American plants

The Latin American plants are very nice, so this time I’ll let three of the many existing ones . I’m sure you will love them!

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Plumerillo

The Plumerillo , also called Calliandra tweedii, is part of the Legume family and is native to southern Brazil and Uruguay. It is a shrub with evergreen foliage up to 3 meters high, which has dark green compound leaves and flowers with very showy red stamens, gathered in inflorescences; they appear all year round.

It prefers a loose and deep soil; It does not adapt to flower pots and does not tolerate excess lime. As for the luminosity, this must be in full sunlight or half shade. It does not tolerate intense frosts; resistant up to 0 ° C

Water every 2-3 days in summer; every 10 days in winter and with 20 to 50 grams of bone meal and 2 grams of ammonium sulfate around the plant in spring. It resists the drought of the environment.

It requires support during the first 2-3 years to form a rigid trunk and propagates by cuttings in winter, applying hormone.

Calathea

The Calathea , also called Calathea makoyana, is part of the family of the Marantaceae and is native to Brazil. It is a perennial herbaceous plant that can grow up to one meter in height, normally between 0.40 and 0.60 m. It has solitary leaves, with red, violet and whitish hues and does not bloom indoors.

It prefers a soil composed of 3 parts of black earth, 3 parts of peat, 2 parts of river hangover and 1 part of sand. As for the luminosity, it must be in half shade, avoiding direct sunlight. It does not support temperatures below 7 ° C. It does not tolerate an environment that is too dry; spray foliage every 2-3 days.

Water every 3 days in summer; 5 days in winter and with a solution of 0.5 g of ammonium sulfate in one liter of water once in spring. Clean the foliage with a damp cloth weekly. Avoid sudden changes in temperature. It propagates by division of the bush in spring.

Spatifilo

The Espatifilo , also called Spathiphyllum wallasii, is part of the Araceae family and is native to Colombia. It is an erect, perennial herbaceous plant, up to 0.80 m high, that has simple, oblong lanceolate leaves 15 to 25 cm long and 4 to 6 cm wide and spadix flowers, similar to the calla; open about 14 cm long; they appear almost all year round.

It prefers a loose, fertile and deep soil; mix of soil with peat in equal parts and full luminosity, near windows, avoiding direct sunlight. It is easy to grow; with optimum temperatures between 15 and 18 ° C, and not less than 5 ° C.

Water every day in summer; every 3-4 days in winter in summer and with a solution of ammonium sulfate in spring. Requires humidity; spray foliage every 2-3 days. Propagate by division of rhizome and sowing in spring. Change the pot annually, in spring.

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