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Bottle Brush Plant (Callistemon)

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Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹60.00.

The Bottle Brush Plant, scientifically known as Callistemon, is a striking evergreen shrub native to Australia, renowned for its unique and vibrant inflorescences resembling the shape of a bottle brush.

Bottle Brush Plant Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) in ideal conditions
  2. Plant Type – Outdoor
  3. Watering Periods – once every two days during summer and once a week during winter
  4. Optimal Temperature – 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C)
  5. Flower Colour – Red
  6. Fertilization – The ideal fertilizer for a Bottlebrush is one that has a relatively balanced mix of the three main plant nutrients, with slightly higher amounts of phosphorus. Alternatively, some gardeners choose to improve their Bottlebrush ‘s soil by adding organic materials such as compost, worm castings, and manure.

 

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The Bottle Brush Plant, scientifically known as Callistemon, is a striking evergreen shrub native to Australia, renowned for its unique and vibrant inflorescences resembling the shape of a bottle brush. This plant belongs to the Myrtaceae family and is popular for its ornamental value in gardens and landscapes worldwide.

Characterized by its dense, cylindrical spikes of bright red, pink, or sometimes yellow flowers, the Bottle Brush Plant adds a burst of color to any landscape, attracting pollinators like bees, butterflies, and birds. Its narrow, dark green foliage further enhances its visual appeal, providing an attractive backdrop to the stunning blooms.

Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, this hardy plant is relatively low-maintenance once established, requiring occasional pruning to maintain its shape and encourage robust growth. It is also drought-tolerant once established, making it suitable for various climates, though it prefers a moderate amount of water during dry spells.

Aside from its ornamental value, the Bottle Brush Plant holds cultural significance among indigenous Australian communities, who have traditionally used its leaves and flowers for medicinal purposes and in ceremonies.

Overall, the Bottle Brush Plant is a delightful addition to gardens, offering beauty, biodiversity, and a touch of Australian charm.

Ideal Conditions

  1. Sunlight: Bottle Brush Plants prefer full sun to partial shade. They thrive in locations where they receive at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily.
  2. Soil: Well-drained soil is crucial for Bottle Brush Plants. They prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil with good drainage. Avoid waterlogged or heavy clay soils, as they can lead to root rot.
  3. Temperature: These plants are generally hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. However, they prefer moderate to warm climates and may struggle in extremely cold or frost-prone regions.
  4. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the shape and health of Bottle Brush Plants. Prune after flowering to remove spent blooms and shape the plant as desired. Avoid heavy pruning, as this can reduce flowering in the following season.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as compost or bark chips, around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and improve soil structure. Ensure the mulch does not come into direct contact with the plant’s stem to prevent rot.

Watering Period

While Bottle Brush Plants are drought-tolerant once established, they benefit from regular watering, especially during dry spells. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings

Fertilization

Bottle Brush Plants generally do not require much fertilization, especially if grown in nutrient-rich soil. However, you can apply a slow-release fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in spring to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms

1 review for Bottle Brush Plant (Callistemon)

  1. Tarun

    Nice

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Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹60.00.

Availability: 23 in stock