Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)

Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)

Description: The Violet Tree belongs to the Black-headed Family. This family belongs to the order of the myrtle-like. The violet tree is an evergreen shrub and comes from Brazil. In the wild it reaches a significant size – about 6 meters. The lower branches are woody and leafless. The leaves of the violet tree are green, ovate and shiny from the outside. The flowers are similar to the flowers of the three-masted flower. The basic color is dark purple. There are also varieties with blue, pink and white flowers.

Care: The violet tree should get the brightest spot in the home. The summer may be spent outdoors in a sunny, quiet place. The irrigation should be strong, but the earth can not get too wet – the plant does not tolerate waterlogging. The warmer the room, the more often we have to water the flower. It is advisable to treat the violet tree regularly with multicomponent fertilizer. In winter, the temperature should be at 15 degrees and irrigation should be limited. If the plant is too lush after winter, it should be cut. Of course, one should not forget that freshly cut plants do not bloom in the spring. Then we have to wait until next year. Every two years in spring, the violet tree is transplanted into a larger pot. We use permeable and fertile soil. We can pour gravel on the bottom of the pot, we can also use expanded clay.

Propagation : Preferably over half-ripe cuttings that quickly shoot their roots.

Diseases and pests: Cold water and waterlogging may contribute to the formation of black spots on the leaves.

Phot. Stan Shebs, Published under license CC-BY-SA-3.0, Source: Wikimedia Commons.