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Ayoyote seeds

Ayoyote seeds

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“Ayoyote,” whose botanical name is Therevia Peruviana, is a perfect shrub for warm and mild temperate climates. Why? Because it is a plant that takes the shape of a small tree and also produces beautiful flowers for a good part of the year, especially in summer. Can be planted in a pot

Origin and characteristics

Our protagonist is an evergreen shrub or tree (sometimes a tree) that reaches a height between 3 and 8 meters. It is popularly known as the Ayoyote tree, Friar's bone or elbow , yellow oleander, Indian nut , San Ignacio bean or amancay. Its leaves are linear, lanceolate, bright green.

The flowers are yellow, orange or soft, which give off a very pleasant aroma. The fruit is a rounded fleshy rump with ribs, which when ripe changes from green to black.


Location: outside, in full sun.


Pot: universal growing substrate mixed with 30% perlite.

Garden: it is indifferent as long as it has good drainage.

Sowing: Direct sowing in spring.

Watering: 2 or 3 times a week in summer and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.

Fertilizer: from early spring to late summer with organic fertilizers once a month.

Planting or transplanting time: in spring, when the risk of frost has passed. Change the pot every 2 years, following the steps indicated in this article.

Pruning: does not need it. Only dry, diseased or weak branches should be removed at the end of winter.

Climate: resists frost down to -7ºC. It can live without problems in warm tropical and subtropical climates and also in the Mediterranean.

Planting method

Prepare the substrate : The Therevía peruviana prefers soils rich in organic matter and well drained. You can prepare a mixture of black soil, sand, and organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure.

Seed germination : Seeds can be sown directly in pots or seedbeds. For germination, seeds should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours to soften the hard seed coat. The seeds should then be sown to a depth of about 2-3 cm in the substrate and keep the substrate moist.

Seedling Care: Seedlings usually germinate within 2 to 3 weeks. Once the seedlings have appeared, it is important to keep the substrate moist and protect the seedlings from direct sunlight and frost.

Remember that specific care may vary depending on the climatic conditions and geographical location where the Therevía peruviana is grown.

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