Edgeworthia chrysantha

Edgeworthia chrysantha

The watering

The edgeworthia chrysantha plant is also called the paper plant because in some countries it is used to make banknotes. It is a very decorative shrub, suitable for landscaping. It can be planted in a green area, or it can develop inside a very large pot, always to be kept outside. For cultivation inside containers, it is recommended to put balls of expanded clay or pebbles on the bottom, perhaps separated from the earth by a fine-mesh nylon gardening net, avoiding that they mix. In this way we will guarantee the flow of excess water, both due to too intense atmospheric precipitation and abundant irrigation. The plants placed in residence, on the other hand, must be watered often, when the soil is dry, increasing the interventions during the vegetative recovery phase when the plant has greater water demands.


The plant of edgeworthia chrysantha can be multiplied by division of the tufts or by cutting. If, on the other hand, we have purchased a plant directly in the nursery and we have to plant it or transfer it, we will work carefully so as not to break the root system. We will take the entire loaf of earth contained in the original pot and place the plant in the new location, bringing back some earth to the base and applying light pressure without crushing too much. The decanting or definitive planting operation should preferably be done at the end of winter to favor the vegetative restart in the summer. We will periodically remove the aerial parts of the plant that appear damaged. We will try to remove only the dry leaves and we will make sure not to spoil the healthy vegetation.

Ideal terrain

The plant of edgeworthia chrysantha which is grown inside large pots must be housed on a loose and well-drained soil. There must be holes on the bottom of the container to facilitate the escape of water during the most intense precipitation. We can use the very common universal soil enriched with slow-release granular fertilizer. As for the plant of edgeworthia chrysantha placed directly in the garden, however, we will have to prepare in advance the hole that will host it. we will dig deep for at least 40cm breaking the hardest clods and making the substrate as light as possible. If necessary, we can add sand or pebbles to the bottom of the hole to facilitate drainage. Fertilization can be done with a natural organic fertilizer by adding compost.

Edgeworthia chrysantha: Climate and Adversity

The edgeworthia chrysantha plant is grown mainly to beautify the garden for purely ornamental purposes or to pick up fragrant flowers to keep in bunches. Therefore it is necessary for it to develop healthy and lush vegetation. The edgeworthia chrysantha plant adapts to different climatic conditions but prefers a temperate climate. The plant benefits from naturally frequent atmospheric precipitation and temperatures that do not fluctuate too much. In particular, it does not tolerate exposures in locations where the winds are intense. It can be placed in a place where direct sunlight arrives for most of the day. Generally, the plant is not attacked by parasites and there is no need to use chemical pesticides. The only adversities are climatic in nature. A mulch that protects the roots from winter frost can benefit the plant directly planted. The edgeworthia chrysantha pots, on the other hand, can be moved and sheltered during the cold season.

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