Breeding lychees - That's how it works

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The next time you eat lychees, you should pick up the seeds. Because with these you can easily breed lychees. Here more.

Simply use the lychee seeds for cultivation

Exotic fruits quickly catch our eyes on the fruit shelf, taste wonderfully sweet and fruity and can be integrated particularly well in seductive desserts. Without further ado, however, it is often possible today to breed exotic fruits in a greenhouse or conservatory. Among other things, it works with lychees. Here we tell you how to do it and what you have to keep in mind.

Breeding lychees - That's how it works

From the core of a very fresh lychee (high season from January in the fruit shelf), you can always bring yourself a new plant. Carefully corer the fruit and clean it thoroughly with warm water.

Then you have to put the core in a humus-filled pot about 2 to 3 inches deep. The earth should be as moist as possible. Now cover the pot additionally with an air-permeable and translucent foil. In this way, the nucleus germinates faster (germination time about 2 weeks). Alternatively, you can also use a small glass plate for this.

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Now you must always make sure that the soil during this time is loose and moist. You should not keep it wet - avoid waterlogging! On top of that, you should never expose the seedlings to direct sunlight. In addition, a constant room temperature of 25 degrees is very important during cultivation.

Maintain lychee plants properly



After a certain time (about 4 to 8 weeks) you can put the seedlings in fresh pots. First and foremost, the litchi plants then need an acid-sandy, possibly loamy soil.

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In the summer months, of course, litchi plants can also be placed in a sheltered, warm place in the garden (on a wall, for example). However, even here direct sunlight is not good for the plants.

Pour lychees:

You should water the lychee trees regularly, because they feel comfortable in a humid culture. You can use it for e.g. Rainwater or lime-free water. This allows you to sprinkle the litchi trees more often, because that increases the humidity.

You should water the lychee trees regularly

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Always make sure that the water drains as quickly as possible when watering the plants. You must avoid waterlogging, because otherwise root rot threatens.

Fertilize lychees:

From spring until late summer you have to fertilize the litchi trees once a month with a fruit fertilizer. In the winter months, however, you can do without the fertilizer.

Lychees in winter:

In winter, you should reduce the water consumption and the temperature can now be lowered to 10 degrees. However, the lychee must receive enough natural light day after day, even in winter.

Produce fruits

If you keep your lychee plant solely as a container plant, hardly any fruits will form. Why you should ideally transplant your lychee plant in a natural flowerbed in the greenhouse or greenhouse.

Only in the greenhouse planted litchi fruits

For this purpose you should create in advance a pleasant for the lychee soil culture, which consists of acid-sandy, loamy soil. In this bed, the lychees can then form a sufficient root culture, whereby you reward the plants over time with fresh, white-fleshed fruits in crimson shell.

If you would like to grow more exotic fruits yourself, then you might like the following link tips:

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