Hi, I am
Hi, my name is Maddy!
I am also called the Heliotropium or Heliotrope. People always recognize me by my wonderful smell - and I'm not saying that because it's about me! In fact, I smell like vanilla. If you close your eyes you would think I am a cupcake and almost take a bite of my flowers. Don't do that, just enjoy the smell when I'm in your garden!
You can find me in nature in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. You can probably imagine that in those places it smells so delicious! Since I was brought to Europe from these South American countries, I have adapted well and love to grow here in Europe.
Where should you place me?
Put me in a nice light, sheltered spot, that's where I like to be! Be careful with the intense midday sun.
What do I like?
I like a regular sip of water. I also like to get some fertilizer twice a month. Outside the flowering season, I need less water and no fertilizer.
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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