White flowers of the Araujia sericifera
    • Pink flowers of the Araujia sericifera
    • White flowers of the Araujia sericifera
    • Pretty and scented flowers of the Cruel plant
    • Fruit of the Cruel plant
    • A spectacular Araujia sericifera
    • White bells flower of the Araujia sericifera

    Cruel plant

    €12.00
    VAT included

    Araujia sericifera

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    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

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    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    48 to 72 hours delivery
    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 Plants’ growth cycle is respected Non-grafted, non-hybridized
    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.
    100% secure payment
    100% secure payment
    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

    Caractéristiques de la plante

    • Araujia sericifera : Cruel plant
    • Family: Apocynaceae
    • Origin : Argentina, Brasil, Peru
    • Height in its natural environment : 12 m
    • Hardiness : -12°C (aerial parts die at -5°C)
    • Colour of the flower : White to pink

    Les plants de Rayon de Serre

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about 10 to 20 cm (depending on seasons)


    croissance de la plante Medium grower

    Descriptif de la plante

    Le mot de Rayon de Serre

    The Cruel plant is a beautiful scented liana is close to the Madagascar Jasmine, but it is native to South America.

    Indeed, its large climbing stems with evergreen foliage are vigorous, and its pretty flowers in white to pink bells veined with deeper pink are strongly perfumed. These bells contain in the bottom of their corolla a kind of claw, intended to retain the foragers so that they soak up pollen while struggling to free themselves, so that they can spread it. But some weaker insects can get trapped in it until the flower wilts, not surviving it, so it is nicknamed "cruel plant". Thus, the Araujia insect trapper (but not a carnivorous plant!) is being tested as an ecological trap for certain insect pests.

    This silk carrier, also called "kapok" will then produce voluminous pods filled with pearly silky aigrettes, very graphic, holding a multitude of small black seeds that fly away in the wind. As this plant is very easily de-similated, outdoors, remove spent flowers to prevent them from turning into seed-producing fruit.

    Deliciously perfumed, very graphic, its strain is frost resistant, what are you waiting for to cover your walls and arbors with it?
    Also known as : Moth plant, White bladderflower, Common moth vine, Cruel vine, and False choko.

    Conseils de culture

    Conseil de Culture Rayon de Serre

    Rempoter ?
    Arroser ?
    Apport d'éléments nutritifs ?
    Plante d'intérieur ou plante d'extérieur ?
    Que faire en cas de maladie ?
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    Tous les conseils de culture en cliquant ici

    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

    Your plant benefits from being taken out in summer, a half-shade suits it perfectly. It should be brought indoors in winter, and ideally placed in a warm and luminous place, like in a veranda or behind a window. It fears excessive humidity when temperatures are low, so avoid cold rooms. Attention: do not take it out and bring it in all the time, it should be taken out in good weather, then brought in when the cold weather arrives, because plants adapt their foliage to their environment, which should not constantly change. It often happens that plants lose their foliage when they are taken out and/or brought in, don't worry, your plant will adapt and will emit its new foliage accordingly.

    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 half-shade 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 compost 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 make the roots rot if it is not sufficiently draining. So take a little safety margin!

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant is very easy to prune, which will make it branch out.

    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!

    Rayon de Serre's word

    Rayon de Serre's word

    Outdoors, remove spent flowers to prevent them from turning into seed-producing fruit.

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