How To Grow And Take Care Of Erythria Coralloides Seeds
Erythrina Coralloides seeds are very rare and hard to find. This Italian perennial plant was imported from the Canary Islands more than a hundred years ago. Since that time, it has been cross-breasted and hybridized, becoming even rarer. It's now even harder to find and quite expensive.
The name "Eurythrica" is not common. Other sources give the name "Eurystrica" to other plants with similar flowers. The flowers are about two feet tall and yellowish. The flesh is thick and leathery with black spots of red.
The best time to plant these rare plants is in a full sun garden. If you grow them in containers, you'll only have to water every other day or so. In a well-drained environment they will stay small and compact. In a container they'll spread out and become larger than desired. If they're grown in an area with cool weather, they should get smaller over the summer.
The most popular garden vegetable in Italy is probably spaghetti. Many people make their own with tomato paste, but this isn't possible in the case of Erythria Coralloides. However, you can substitute a variety of other vegetables for spaghetti; here are some good options. The great thing about Italian cuisine is that it really can taste just as good anywhere.
Spinach is always a good choice for your Italian garden, but don't be afraid to use other vegetables and herbs. Lettuce, onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard, mushrooms, etc. all make delicious dishes. Feel free to mix them up and you'll likely end up with an amazing assortment.
As a bonus, the beans from this plant are also great for soups and stews. Eat them straight or with pasta. As a side note, I found that in Italian cooking, kidney beans are often omitted. For a reason, they have a strong flavor and they add to the nutrient profile of your food.
For planting, dig a hole about a foot wide and two feet long. Pile in about a cup of chopped greens into the hole. Keep in mind, though, that you may not see your beanstalk expand that much. Keep digging until you reach the top of your pot. If necessary, re-pot your garden after about two years. Your soil will be richer in nutrients when the perennials have settled down and got ready to produce.
Plant the seeds about six weeks ahead of the time you plan to transplant and set a stake to keep them in place. The hole should be large enough to allow for good root growth without drowning the plant. Water your garden daily until the seeds germinate. Then just cover the hole with mulch, fertilizer and enjoy! I found that the perennial vines produced flowers all summer and then just stopped producing during the winter.
Make sure that when you buy African violet seeds or seedlings that they are certified African violetgenic. This certification means that the company has ensured that the African violet seeds used for the production are true African violets. While this is true, there are still some variegated seeds that are considered African violets but do not have this certification. These can still be good plants in your garden if you carefully read the plant information that accompany the seeds.
In addition to making sure that the African violet flowers are big and beautiful, they also need a rich soil with good drainage. African violets don't like clay soil, which makes drainage more difficult. So they should be grown in slightly looser soil. If your garden has limestone, take that away before you plant African violet in it. Limestone tends to attract insects. Plus, it's very heavy, making it a challenge to move the plant from its spot in the garden to your pot.
Once you have an established African violet in your garden, keep it healthy by removing any weeds that might be growing on it. Remove the sprigs as well, taking care to keep them small so they won't crowd the root system. Continue to keep your African violet healthy by checking regularly for damage. If you find any problems with the plant, don't hesitate to treat it right away.
If you want to grow African violet in a container, then use muslin, large sheets of plastic or an old shirt. Place it in a sunny spot in a pot, not directly on the grass. This will help keep the roots cool and allow them to grow healthy. If you have an area where you're going to be able to grow African violet flowers in the autumn, then put a few pots on the ground around your house or on the porch to start with.