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How to grow and care for Podocarpus brevifolius

Written by Maggie

Dec 30 2020

How to grow and care for Podocarpus brevifolius

Podocarpus Brevifolius is a beautiful tree with oval seeds, mauve cuticle and brevifolius brevifolius, all brevifolius leaves are fine to plant in pots. So how to grow Podocarpus Brevifolius? How to care for Podocarpus Brevifolius when growing it? Please read along with me with questions!

Podocarpus Brevifolius

How to grow Podocarpus Brevifolius

  • Best growing time: generally in the spring, autumn two seasons for cuttings propagation.
  • Optimal growth soil: appropriate uses loose and fertile, the soil with good drainage.
  • Requirements for growth humidity: regular spraying and proper ventilation every day, keep relative humidity above 80 {bf}. 
  • Best growth temperature: Podocarpus Brevifolius is a semi-negative species that prefers wet and warm environments. podocarpus brevifolius is less capable of resisting the cold than brevifolius, which is recommended to move indoors during winter when the ambient temperature drops to 0 ° C. The temperature should be between 1 ~ 10℃, not too high, or it will be bad for the next year's growth.
  • Best growth illumination: unfavorable and long put indoors, and it should often be put in an outdoor ventilated place, otherwise it can cause yellow leaves to fall off. Also appropriately shade it, prevent strong light exposure.

Podocarpus Brevifolius

How to care for Podocarpus Brevifolius

  • Apply fertilizer: molded bonsai should not apply more fertilizer, fertilize 3 ~ 4 times per month in peak season, and it does not need topdressing in summer, autumn two seasons, in case the branches and leaves grow and reduce the ability of cold resistance.
  • Watering points: do not, water thoroughly. Do not spray every day (spray is the most bad way of watering flowers). Spraying every day is easy to produce water film. If your soil is about 40 cm clay pot, 10 ~ 20 days of watering, pay attention to watering a pot to let the water leakage wet.
  • Main point of pruning: Pruning the pine all year round, mainly to cut off the long branches, withered branches. It is better to pick the buds in time when flowering, so as not to consume extra nutrients and affect the growth potential.
  • Basin soil replacement: Podocarpus Brevifolius likes fertile loose soil, can be 2 ~ 3 years to turn the basin once, to spring march ~ April for good. When turning the pot, replace half of the old soil, and combine to cut away the dead roots, and spread the fibrous roots. If the plant grows, you can replace it with a bigger pot.
  • Key points of propagation: sowing and cutting propagation are available. Sowing propagation is generally carried out in spring, autumn two seasons for drill, seed germination rate up to 80 {bf} ~ 90 {bf}. But the young plants grow slowly. Cutting propagation is appropriate in the rainy season. After planting shade, it is easy to root. In addition, it can also be used to propagate by cutting and grafting.
  • Pest control: leaf spot and coal pollution are common hazards. Leaf spot disease can be treated by spraying 600 ~ 800 times liquid with 50 {BF} carbazine or tobujin wettable powder. Coal fouling disease can be washed with soapy water or clean water. Common insect pests include big demoiselle moth, scale insect, ash insect, etc., which can be killed by using 40 {bf} 1000 times of oxydimethoate emulsion or 80 {bf} 1000 times of dichlorvos emulsion.

Podocarpus Brevifolius tip is easy to be harmed by fungi during hot and rainy seasons, which can lead to death of Podocarpus brevifolius tips. The following precautions can be taken:

  • 1. When planting choose a healthy, growing trend of good branches.
  • 2. To maintain podocarpus brevifolius from germs during brevifolius growth season.
  • 3. If the virus has been infected, remove the infected part to avoid the source of infection.

Podocarpus Brevifolius