Hebe andersonii

Shrubs of the genus Hebe are wonderful. They don’t grow very large, which makes the idea of ​​always having them in a pot very attractive; In addition, they produce curious and beautiful flowers in places protected from direct sun. As if that were not enough, they are not difficult to have indoors. But do you know how Hebe andersonii cares ? 

This is probably the most popular. Let’s see how you can have it perfect .

Origin and characteristics

Our protagonist is an evergreen shrub from the cross between Hebe salicifolia x Hebe speciosa, which are native to Australia and New Zealand. Its scientific name is Hebe x andersonii, but it is also called Veronica x andersonii. It grows to a height of 50-60 centimeters, and is a vigorous, highly branching plant. The leaves are leathery, whole, elliptical, dark green. The flowers, which appear in summer, are blue spikes that grow between the leaves.

There is a variety, it is Hebe x andersonii ‘Variegata’, which is smaller in size and has opposite, oval and small leaves, green with a cream margin.

What are their cares?

If you want to have a copy, we recommend you provide the following care:

  • Location:
    • Interior: it must be in a bright room, without drafts.
    • Exterior: in semi-shade.
  • Land:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate mixed with 30% perlite.
    • Garden: the soil must be fertile, with good drainage.
  • Irrigation: it has to be watered 3 or 4 times a week in summer, and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: from the beginning of spring to the end of summer it is advisable to fertilize it with ecological fertilizers, such as guano, wood ashes, etc. once a month.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring.
  • Rusticity: from experience I can tell you that it does not like cold or low temperatures. Ideally, it should not drop below 0 degrees.

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