Westringia Care Guide
Light : High
Full sun (6-8 hours) to part sun (4-6 hours)
Water : Low
Water the first year to get them established in the landscape. Once established, water when the soil is dry; more often in extreme heat.
Humidity : Medium
Tolerant of low to high humidity.
Temp : ℉ - ℉
Minimum average temperatures is 50Fto 80F
Zone : 9|10
Outdoor landscape plant in full sun (6-8 hours), where nights are above 20°F.
Fertilizer : Yearly
Fertilize annually in the spring around the drip edge of the plant with an organic fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer. Scratch the surface soil and spread the fertilizer, then cover with existing topsoil. Water and mulch when needed.
Before planting or repotting in a container, water the plant in the grower pot well. Find a spot in the garden where there are at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Dig a hole twice the pot's width and 1-2 inches shorter than the grower pot to raise them above the soil level for good drainage. Use a pitchfork or a sharp object to stab the soil walls to make several indentions for the roots to take hold. Tickle the roots to loosen them if they wrap inside the container. Place the plant in the center of the hole. Fill the hole with water first, so the roots get another good drink. Next, backfill with rich native soil mixed with compost by one third to one half (if the native soil is clay). Add a rooting hormone fertilizer to this backfill mixture. Tamp the soil firmly down around the edges and mound up. Avoid covering the original soil level of the plant that was in the container. Add mulch as needed but not next to the stem or branches of the plant. Water lightly. Continue to observe the soil moisture each day, depending on the temperatures and soil drainage.
Cleaning : As needed
Prune this plant after flowering to maintain their shape and size. Pruning will provide a more compact shape or hedge.
Propagation : Cuttings
THIS ONE IS PATENT PROTECTED ACCORDING TO MONROVIA: Take cuttings from healthy young stems and cut about 6 inches down the stem. Cut right below the leaf node and strip away the leaves on two sets of nodes. Dip the tip of the stem into a rooting hormone and set them into a damp propagation mix. Water a couple of times a week to keep the mixture moist but not soggy. Keep the cuttings in bright, indirect light out of breezes. The warmer the weather, the faster the roots will grow. After eight weeks, a stable root system should be developing. Transplant these cuttings into an organic potting mix. Add a slow-release fertilizer and continue to let them grow. Once a healthy root system is created, transplant out into the landscape. Take a week to harden off to acclimate them to the weather conditions.