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Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:58 pm
by Schuey
Hi All,

Has anyone had any success growing Grevilleas in pots? If so do you have any tips please?

I want to grow Grevilleas on my 3rd floor balcony in Chatswood, Sydney (15 mins drive North from CBD).

I have 6 large planter boxes (L60cm x W40cm x D100cm) on a North facing aspect that get sun pretty much all day after mid morning.

I have planted a G.Peaches and Cream and a G.Ned Kelly into native potting mix in two of the planter boxes.

I have scoured the web and there is very little in growjng Grevilleas in pots. The general consensus is Grevilleas do not like pots at all, but I am stubborn so am going to try.

Thx for reading.

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:45 pm
by tam
They will do good in pots, just make sure it drains well. I have had one in a pot for a couple of years and all is good. I water it every day.

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:05 pm
by Schuey
tam wrote:They will do good in pots, just make sure it drains well. I have had one in a pot for a couple of years and all is good. I water it every day.


Great to hear Tam! That's a big relief. May I ask the variety please? Does it flower ok?

I'll water mine daily too.

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:44 pm
by tam
Lollypops and it seems to flower most of the year.

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:17 am
by midgin
My latest buy, the lovely Grevillea 'Jingle Bells' (G. bipinnatafida) is in a pot and is powering on. Heaps of flowers forming...so much so that I commented to my sister I wish I had as much success with some the other grevillea that are in the ground. With my new baby, I did use good potting mix, a heavy pot (because my plant is a std) and the end result is situated in a very sunny spot.
Best of luck.

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:08 am
by Pam
Yes, good potting mix and plenty of water (must still drain well though.) In pots they are not terribly forgiving of drying out for too long, especially as yours will get sun for most of the day.

And don't forget to feed them - top up your fertiliser at the appropriate time.

Be sure to dead head to encourage bushiness and prevent them from becoming straggly.

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:01 pm
by Schuey
Hi All,

Just a quick update. I now have 5 Grevilleas growing in roughly 50cm pots on my balcony in Sydney.
Specifically they are:
1.) G. Ned Kelly
2.) G. Peaches n Cream
3.) G. Billy Bonkers (Grafted).
4.) G. Bronze Rambler
5.) G. Robyn Gordon

I planted them 3 months ago in autumn. It is now the middle of winter and I am happy to report all have settled in well and are pushing out new growth. This springs buds are already forming on all of the plants.

Grevilleas seem perfectly happy in pots on my balcony.

Cheers

Tim

Re: Growing Grevilleas in pots

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:17 pm
by tam
Glad they are growing for you.