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Jacaranda
Mimosifolia
Fact Sheet

 from


David’s Exotic Plants UK

Watering

Jacaranda trees like most exotics
only like to be watered when the soil is almost bone dry.

Plants should be watered
thoroughly
and allowed to drain fully before
re-watering.

They prefer rainwater, as normal
tap water tends to be far too cold and sometimes chalky. 
Ensure the water isn’t ice cold, as ice cold water will stress
the tree.

Over-wintering
in the UK

Jacaranda trees are very easy to
over-winter, but do be careful not to let them get too damp otherwise root
rot may occur. The plant should only be watered when the soil in the pot
is bone dry. Specimens lose all their leaves over the cold months. Place
your tree in the greenhouse/conservatory over the winter, making sure it
is protected from frost – if you leave it outdoors you will very
probably lose it! Our specimens here at the nursery are kept just about 5
degrees. 

Summer
months

Jacaranda trees can be grown
outside (in their pots) or in the greenhouse/conservatory. 

They prefer a south facing garden
with plenty of sunlight.  Pay
attention to their leaves.  If
the leaves appear to droop, then you know your tree needs water. 
The Kentish summer months are sometimes rather hot, so we have to
water our specimens 3-4 times a week. But remember, you should only water
your tree when the soil is almost bone dry!

Jacarandas should be brought into
the greenhouse/conservatory in around October time (when the first winter
frosts arrive).

Potting

Jacarandas like a
free draining compost.  They
require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to aid
drainage.  The optimum pH is
6.5. A plant should be re-potted once a year if/when it becomes pot-bound.

 

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