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Growing Cleoma

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Cleoma has a very powerful root system. Branched strong shoots, on their surface there is pubescence consisting of short glandular hairs. Bush height can reach up to 150 cm. Greenish alternately arranged leaf plates in some species on the backside have small spines. The leaves can be simple or complex: they consist of 5 or 7 full-length elongated linear leaflets. Apical leaf plates are small and solid. Apical racemes consist of flowers with the correct form and purple, pink, white or yellow color. Flowers have relatively long stamens that look like spider legs. The fruit is a single-nest multi-seedling, which has the shape of a pod, it can be up to about 30 mm long. Most amateur gardeners do not like the floral smell of cleoma, but in the garden area on the street it is completely impossible to sense it, but it can frighten off pests. This not quite usual fragrance is needed by such a flower in order to attract small bats, which are its pollinators, in the wild nature.

Cleoma is a very interesting flower that does not require difficult growing conditions. Thanks to growing through seedlings, it is possible to get flowering much earlier than other growing methods.

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