plant type: shrub, tree
Description: A very numerous and diverse group of plants known for their feathery leaves and small clusters of flowers.
- Uses: Acacia is grown in containers, on the coast, and also used to protect soil from erosion.
- Homeland acacia: Australia
- Environment: cultivation is only possible in greenhouse conditions
- Leaf ornament: absent
- Flowering: present
- Aroma: yes
- Care: requires special, careful care
- Temperature range: 4-16°C
- Humidity level: moderate.
- Color shade: yellow.
- Growth rate: fast.
Light Need: Acacia grows best in full sun from the south/west.
Soil Type: For best results, you need good potting soil that absorbs water but retains it. If you want to use your own composition, then mix the soil in the following ratios: 2 parts garden soil , 1 part peat , 1 part coarse sand or perlite . There should always be a hole in the pot.
Watering: The soil should be abundantly moistened and should be watered when it becomes moderately dry. If you water your acacia tree with rainwater, be careful as it may contain harmful acids.
Fertilization: Fertilize the soil with a water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks in spring and summer. It is not recommended to fertilize a newly planted acacia for at least four months.
Harmful Insects: There is no apparent tendency to any harmful insects, but always carefully check for parasites when purchasing a plant.
Propagation: Produced by planting seeds or cutting stems in spring and during summer. Also suitable season for planting is early spring, late winter or mid-winter. By any method, propagation is best done in soil mixed with moist peat or perlite. The pot should be covered with plastic wrap with an elastic band around its perimeter to prevent excessive evaporation of moisture and placed under fluorescent light or indirect sunlight. After the acacia sprouts a little, transplant it into the soil of the usual composition.
Bonsai: Species from this genus are quite suitable for use as bonsai.
Care tips and tricks: If the roots have grown out of the pot after flowering, they should be cut back or pushed back into the soil. If possible, in the summer, place the acacia outdoors in an area of full sunlight.
Toxicity: Some parts of the acacia can be poisonous to pets.