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Farfugium Japonicum Green Giant

Farfugium Japonicum Green Giant

£29.99Price

50cm length /  21cm Pot 

 

SKU: far002
    • Elevate your garden to new heights with the captivating presence of the Farfugium Green Giant. This extraordinary ornamental plant boasts an impressive stature and lush foliage that will leave a lasting impression on all who encounter it.
    • 50cm Height. 
    • 21cm pot.
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    • Farfugium japonicum 'Green Giant,' commonly known as leopard plant, is a popular ornamental plant often grown for its large, glossy leaves that add a tropical feel to outdoor gardens. Here are care instructions specifically tailored for growing Farfugium japonicum 'Green Giant' outdoors in the UK:
    • Location: Choose a spot that receives partial to full shade. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day, as excessive sun exposure can scorch the leaves. The plant can tolerate a range of soil types but prefers moist, well-draining soil.
    • Planting: Plant your Farfugium 'Green Giant' at the same depth it was growing in its nursery container. Ensure that the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Aim to keep the soil evenly damp, especially during dry spells. Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

    • Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and again in mid-summer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates. Avoid over-fertilization, as this can lead to leggy growth.

    • Pruning: Prune away any damaged or dead leaves to maintain the plant's appearance. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage the plant's energy to go into leaf production.

    •  Pests and Diseases: Farfugium 'Green Giant' is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for slugs and snails, which might be attracted to the lush foliage. If you notice any signs of pests or diseases, address the issue promptly with appropriate treatments.

    • Winter Care: In the UK, Farfugium 'Green Giant' is generally hardy, but during severe winters, it might benefit from a layer of mulch to protect the root system from freezing.If temperatures drop significantly, you can also cover the plant with horticultural fleece for extra protection.

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