Apartment plants

Globba winitii

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Globba winitii is a rhizomatous perennial plant native to Thailand. It is generally grown in a container, as a houseplant; it produces compact tufts of lanceolate leaves, carried by thin slightly fleshy stems, the elongating foliage tends to arch, is light green, or bluish green. From the end of spring to autumn it produces particular pendulous inflorescences, consisting of small yellow flowers, subtended by intense pink bracts; they generally develop up to 30-45 cm in height. There are numerous cultivars, very compact, or with flowers of a particular color, from pure white to lilac. As the days get shorter, in autumn, the leaves begin to dry up and the plant goes into vegetative rest. These plants can also be grown in the garden, in the low borders, where they produce fairly large tufts of leaves. They are also used as cut flowers.


Exposure

In order to admire the globba winitii in all their beauty, it is important to guarantee them an adequate location in order to meet the specific cultivation needs of our plants. Globba prefer shaded or semi-shaded positions, in fact they fear excessively prolonged exposure to direct sunlight which could cause the leaves to turn yellow. Generally they are grown in the apartment. When they enter the vegetative period it is necessary to reduce the watering, leaving the rhizome mostly dry; if you want you can plant them in the garden, in a shady place, but it is advisable to unearth the rhizomes in autumn, and store them in a cool, dark place until spring.

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