Going through a great deal of planning on how to carry out a makeover process with the outdoors, at the same time get the curb appeal and value that would inspire others and moreover, make me feel proud, I’ve had my share of reading about different types of plants.
Wanting to get the much needed privacy, and at the same time lush greenery, I knew I had to implement the beauty of shrubs and what most caught my attention was the variety of pittosporum for sale.
With over 200 species, the pittosporum plant is known as an evergreen shrub, that serves as a screen or hedge based on the types of variety. In other words, it’s ideal for landscaping.
It’s also a plant that doesn’t make it difficult to maintain it, and tend to its needs, so what’s not to love right? Due to being native to parts of Australia, Africa, and Asia, pittosporum can be found under many names, such as Australian laurel, Kaikaro, and Japanese cheesewood among others.
You can expect fast growth, especially when it has the required conditions, in the likes of slightly acidic to neutral acidic soil, that’s also well drained, then kept in full sun spots, regularly watering it all summer and spring, but remembering to let the soil dry out between the watering, and reduce the amount throughout winter.
Since it has the ability to grow fast in containers too, it makes well as an indoor plant too, but you have to mind not to keep it in direct sunlight – indoors the pittosporum for sale prefer partial sun.
Though you may not think of applying fertilisers, slow fertilising and mulching in spring is advisable, because it’s the growth period and these plants need proper nourishment. You can have fun preparing their food even at home using organic material that you can find in your outdoor area, like leaves.
As it grows quickly, it can get up to 4m or even higher, and dense at that, it’s good to start with the pruning early on. The right period to do so is before flowering. Though it’s resilient, it can still get affected by diseases, mostly fungal, something you can easily prevent with the use of fungicide.
Now that I have them at home, I love them even more, so much so I’ve been inspired to use them as gifts for all occasions. I no longer have to think of the perfect gift, the pittosporum is a joy for both the interior and the outdoors.