jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinesis), but that doesn’t mean it’s a Johnny-come-lately to North America. What is jojoba? It’s is a perennial woody shrub that grows wild in Arizona, southern California and parts of Mexico. This drought-tolerant shrub can grow in regions with as little as 3 inches of irrigation per year. Growing jojoba plants is easy because jojoba plant care is minimal. Read on for more jojoba plant facts. Exactly What is Jojoba? Jojoba is a shrub or small tree with multiple stems that grows in dry, arid sections of the country. It grows between 8 and 19 feet tall, and male and female flowers appear on different plants. The fruit is a green capsule which encloses up to three seeds. Jojoba plant facts make it clear why this is a good plant for times of drought. The leaves stand vertically, so that only the tips are exposed to the hot sun. They have a waxy cuticle that cuts down on water loss and the tap roots descend deep into the earth in search of water. Jojoba Plant Cultivation The jojoba plant was used by Native Americans for many purposes. They used the oil from the jojoba seeds for their hair care as well as medicinal purposes, and the ground seeds served to make a hot beverage. Modern gardeners are growing jojoba plants for their ornamental value. Jojoba plants require little irrigation once established and generally are easy-care plants overall. Their dense attractive foliage make them desirable backyard plants. In addition, jojoba plant cultivation has increased as jojoba products are commercialized. For example, the seed oil is used extensively in cosmetics and skin lotions. Jojoba Plant Care Jojoba plant care is not difficult. The plants establish readily if offered a hot, dry climate, well-drained soil and a little irrigation. Growing jojoba plants is easiest in sandy soil, and neither amendments nor fertilizer should be added. Plant jojoba in the hottest spot in the garden. Provide irrigation only until the plants are established. Plants bear either female or male flowers. While the pollen from the male flowers is essential to fertilize the female flowers, it is the female plant that bears the oil-rich seeds. Jojoba is wind pollinated.
USA Garden Shop is a small boutique plant nursery that specialized in hard-to-find and common plants alike. We provide customers with the option of buying seeds, planted saplings, and or live roots. Our nursery is seasonal so there are always different kinds of plants year-round. We try to provide our customers with options for every season of the year. Every plant that we grow is taken care of professionally and guarantees that there are no bugs or sicknesses. So please order with confidence and don’t be shy to email us if you don’t see what you are looking for.
Our primary mission when creating USA Garden Shop was so everyone can enjoy organic and pesticide-free herbs and plants. In today's fast-moving world, fruits and herbs are chock-full of pesticides and chemicals. The herbs we love to use in our kitchen are not once how they used to be. We at USA Garden Shop want to promote growing organic herbs and plants that can be used year-round.
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