Life Form: Shrub
Origin: Southeast Asia
Ease of Cultivation: Easy with small difficulties
The Size: reaching 2 meters in height
Growth: It has a medium-fast growth rate,
Lifespan: Perennial plant, from 3 to 8 years and more in a pot.
Lightning: Place your Viburnum lucidum in a very bright area, but without direct sun. It could be adapted in a sunny area where it was exposed to the sun's rays throughout the day, but its growth would not be optimal.
The Soil Grows on all types of soils, including calcareous ones.
Watering: Abundant with soft water, 1-2 times a week
Pruning: This is a plant that more than prunes, needs clamping to achieve a compact shape and a rounded or square cup according to the case. This task has to be done throughout the growing period, plus less every 20 days.
Fertilizer: Must be fertilizing throughout the growing season, that is, from spring to late summer (you can also in autumn if you live in a mild climate), with a universal fertilizer for plants, or organic, such as guano, ground horn, worm castings, or horse manure.
Bloom: Between mid-Winter and mid Spring
Features of Care: In the summer it is important that it be watered 2-3 times a week in summer, and every five or six days the rest of the year.
This plant is not usually affected much by pests nor does it usually have major diseases. However, if the environment is very dry and warm it may have mealybugs, aphids y Red spiders, which must be eliminated with specific insecticides, such as Chlorpyrifos for the first two and with an acaricide for the spider. Regarding diseases, fungi of the genus Phytophthora can affect you if the ground is too humid, so try to avoid watering excessively. These microorganisms are very difficult to eliminate, and when they are detected normally they have already caused damage to the plant, so it is best to prevent them. In the event that you have overwatered, it is highly advisable to treat it with a fungicide, just in case.