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feisele
Tucson, AZ

November 2, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9322970

I'm in USDA zone 8b (Tucson), and just potted a dwarf bottlebrush plant in about 2 cu ft of potting soil. Watered it fully just after planting.
Now wondering how often and how much?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9323478

Once established, callistemon are reasonably drought hardy. It can take up to a year for them to full acclimate in the ground, so I would use the finger test...stick your finger down in the soil and if the soil is dry 2-3 inches down, it is time to water. Soak the plant thoroughly, until water flows freely from the drainage holes...check the plant every 3 or 4 days since it is in a container. remember that full sun and wind tend to dry container plants out rather quickly. After a few checks you will have some idea of how fast the soil dries up and can set up a watering schedule for it. Allow the plant to dry out just a bit between waterings.

http://waterwhendry.blogspot.com/2007/07/meet-little-john-from-down-under.html

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