Description

MYRTLE TOPIARY

Myrtle Topiary indoor plant is a small, evergreen leafy plant that is always clipped into shapes and best grown indoors. The plant has dense variegation.

Myrtus communis is the botanical name, do you Know the maintenance practices involved in the care of Myrtle topiary?

Care tips for a healthy myrtle topiary

  1. Lighting

Medium light supply is very essential. During winter, expose the plant to light for longer hours so that the plant does not have a retarded growth.

  1. Soil

The soil must be rich in nutrients and have a good drainage capacity. Ensure the soil remains damp but not wet. If it remains wet, there may be high chances of root rot. The most recommended mixture is peat moss and perlite.

  1. Water

Water the plants frequently. Do not let the plants wither due to poor water supply. However, this does not mean that you should over-water. Just give the plants the correct amount.

  1. Pruning

During summers, the Myrtle topiary plants grow at a very fast rate hence pruning is very essential. This is to give the plant a good shape and reduce competition for light.

  1. Propagation

The plant is propagated by use of cuttings. The cuttings are from the mother plant and should be very healthy. Plant them in a mixture of perlite and peat moss and then water until the top layer is moist.

What are the benefits of this plant?

Advantages of myrtle topiary plant

  • First, the leafy parts and fruits are used to make medicine for treating diseases like lung infections, yeast infections, diarrhea and heartburns.
  • Secondly, these plants do make very attractive hedges since they have very dense leaves.
  • Finally, they are rarely attacked by pests and diseases due to the high maintenance practices put in place.

Seasonal Plant, not available all year.