Hi, I'm a new friend and I would like to immediately take advantage of your availability to get all the possible news on the plant in question that I recently bought.
It already has some flowers, can I still transfer it? Does the earth have to be acidic? And the exposure? Here, in a few days, the winter temperature near zero reaches me, can it winter without protection? Looking forward to reading you, I greet and thank you.
Metrosideros: Answer: Metrosideros
Thank you for contacting us regarding the cultivation of
Metrosideros Thomasi through the section of the Expert of Gardening.it.
The Metrosideros belongs to the Myrtaceae family, they are evergreen trees and shrubs, with showy flowers that bloom from May to August; they are grown as well as for their ornamental value for the wood which is hard and robust. The cultivation in the temperate climate regions, as in its case, can be done in the open ground, in the regions less favored by the climatic trend, pot cultivation is recommended, sheltering them in the winter period. The soil for repotting must be very porous, medium-textured with a component of peat; the pots will have to be very wide and the drainage will have to be taken care of. The night temperature in winter should not drop above 3-4 degrees and in summer place them in a shady place. Watering must be abundant in the period
summer avoiding stagnation of water and watering when the earth is
For pruning, it will intervene after flowering, if necessary, with
a slight training pruning.