Duranta erecta

20.00 د.إ35.00 د.إ

Duranta CareDuranta erecta. Duranta plant prefers a full sun location and moist but well-drained soil, but it will tolerate some shade,

Latest estimated delivery date: Feb 27, 2024

Description

Duranta erecta, also known as golden dewdrop or pigeon berry, is a tropical shrub commonly grown for its attractive foliage and clusters of colorful berries. While Duranta erecta can be cultivated in the UAE, it’s important to consider the plant’s specific requirements and the region’s climate conditions to ensure its successful growth. Here are some tips for planting Duranta erecta in the UAE:

  1. Climate Suitability:
    • Duranta erecta is native to tropical and subtropical regions, making it well-suited to the warm climate of the UAE. It can tolerate high temperatures and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. However, protection from intense heat and direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day may be beneficial, especially during the summer months.
  2. Sunlight:
    • Plant Duranta erecta in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. While the plant prefers full sun for optimal growth and flowering, providing some shade during the hottest part of the day can help prevent sunburn and heat stress, particularly in the UAE’s harsh summer conditions.
  3. Soil and Drainage:
    • Choose well-draining soil rich in organic matter for planting Duranta erecta. Sandy loam or loamy soil with good drainage is ideal. Avoid waterlogged or compacted soil, as this can lead to root rot and other moisture-related issues.
  4. Watering:
    • Water newly planted Duranta erecta regularly to establish a strong root system. Once established, the plant is relatively drought-tolerant and requires less frequent watering. However, during periods of prolonged heat or drought, provide supplemental watering to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
  5. Fertilization:
    • Feed Duranta erecta with a balanced fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and frequency to promote healthy growth and flowering.
  6. Pruning:
    • Prune Duranta erecta as needed to maintain its desired size and shape. Remove dead or damaged branches, as well as any excessive growth, to encourage a bushy and compact form. Pruning can be done after flowering or during the dormant season.
  7. Pest and Disease Control:
    • Monitor Duranta erecta for signs of pests such as aphids, scales, and caterpillars. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and leaf spot, and treat accordingly with fungicides if necessary.
  8. Mulching:
    • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of Duranta erecta to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Mulching also improves soil structure and fertility over time.

By providing the right growing conditions, including proper sunlight, soil, watering, and care, Duranta erecta can thrive and add beauty to gardens, landscapes, and outdoor spaces in the UAE. With regular maintenance and attention to its specific requirements, Duranta erecta can be a rewarding and attractive addition to your garden.

Additional information

Sizes of plant

20 Cm, 40 Cm

Types of plant

Outdoor plant

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