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Video: Houseplant database: house hops / shrimp flower / spur bushes
This cute subshrub from Mexico has made itself a little rare in flower shops. Nevertheless, the beauty and colourfulness of the blossoms tempt lovers to become passionate about collecting. What looks so special are not flowers, but the roof-tile bracts.
Only the hop species Beloperone guttata is cultivated as a houseplant.
The hops are bright inside and outside, but not in full sun, and overwintered warm.
Possible in all seasons.
Repot into common earth in March.
Watering is plentiful until August, later sparingly.
Every eight to ten days in summer. Stop fertilizing in winter.
Shorten the shoots by a third when repotting.
Young plants can either be sown or pulled through cuttings. The second method is usually easier.
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