Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree
    • Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree
    • Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree
    • Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree
    • Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree
    • Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree

    Pink Silk tree

    €12.00
    VAT included

    Albizia julibrissin

    One-off shipping costs
    One-off shipping costs
    regardless of the number of plants!
    100 % grown in France
    100 % grown in France
    All our plants are grown from seeds in the Loire valley.
    100% natural
    100% natural
    No chemical fertilizer or add on ever.
    Respects for plants
    Respects for plants
    At Rayon de Serre, we take our time, non-grafted, non-hybridized, their growth cycle is respected
    Seedlings
    Seedlings
    We sell our plants young, so that they are both adaptable and affordable
    Customized packaging
    Customized packaging
    All our boxes were designed especially for Rayon de Serre. 100% recycled and recyclable.

    Description

    • Albizia julibrissin: Pink silk tree
    • Family : Fabaceae
    • Origin : Persia, Japan
    • Height in its natural environment : 15 m
    • Hardiness : -15°C
    • Flower colour : pink - red

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about  10 / 20 cm


    croissance de la plante Fast grower

    Description of the plant

    Ah, the Albizia... Everything about it is lightness!

    Its feathery foliage, its vaporous pompons of pinkish flowers; its suavity gives it full right to its nickname of "silk tree"!

    It is much sought after for its umbrella-like habit offering a soft shade and for its spectacular and long-lasting flowering; even marquetry appreciates its grey-brown bark. But you will have to be content with admiring its inspiring beauty during the day, because the great sensitive closes its leaves at night... It likes to be desired!

    We offer it in pink (Albizia julibrissin) or yellow (Albizia lebbeck) bloom.

    Also known as : Persian silk tree, Bastard tamarind, Mimosa, Pink siris, Lenkoran acacia

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    Growing tips

    Repotting

    Repotting

    When you receive your plant, repot it in a pot slightly larger than the bucket, which must be well pierced. Avoid pot covers which prevent residual water from draining away and encourage fungal diseases. Choose a fine potting soil, ideally with added perlite or sand to lighten the substrate (do not use garden soil or acidic soil such as heather). Then plan two repottings per year (spring and autumn), gradually increasing the size of the pot and adapting it to the size of the root network (the roots must have room, but not too much as the plant must be able to dry out its substrate between waterings). This avoids having to add fertilizer, which always risks burning the fragile roots of the plants and making the plant wither as soon as the fertilizer is stopped.

    Watering

    Watering

    Moderate watering: watering should be copious (the whole root ball should be wet), but wait until the substrate has dried deeply before watering again (you can stick your finger in the soil: as long as you feel moisture, do not water). Your plant will recover better from a lack of water than from an excess of water. Always water at the base of the plant, and do not mist it, because stagnant water in the armpit of the leaves favors cryptogamic diseases. If your atmosphere is too dry, put bowls of water nearby (above radiators for example), so that evaporation humidifies the air.

    For an indoor planting

    For an indoor planting

    Unless you want to try a bonsai culture (yay!), this plant is not recommended as an indoor plant, but is meant to be planted outdoors (see next section).

    For an outdoor planting

    For an outdoor planting

    If your climate allows it, you will be able to plant your plant in full ground, a full sun is recommended. We advise you however to cultivate it in pot the first year and to make it spend the first winter in the heat, in order to strengthen it well. Plant it between the end of the risk of frost (generally at the beginning of May) and the end of August, in a soil which must be light and draining; do not hesitate to add sand and fine potting soil if necessary. Be careful with the minimum temperatures indicated: they are given for a mature plant, and you have to take into account the wind which accentuates the cold felt, as well as the water retention capacity of your soil, which can rot the roots if it is not sufficiently draining. So take a little safety margin!

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant supports the pruning, but we do not advise it because that would make it lose its native form.

    Fertilizer

    Fertilizer

    Our plants are grown naturally, without chemical fertilizers, so we advise you to repot them regularly (twice a year) rather than adding fertilizer.

    In case of pest attack

    In case of pest attack

    If your plants are under attack by aphids or other pests, the best way to control them is by hand. Change their soil, remove as many undesirables as possible by hand and then shower your plants with a strong stream of water to eliminate any eggs that may be present. Spray them (insist on the underside of the leaves) with liquid black soap diluted in water. Repeat the operation several times at a few days interval. Take them outside in good weather, rain, sun and wind will kill most of the aggressors!

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