Osmoxylon lineare, or Miagos bush, is a small shrub native to Southeast Asia and the Philippines, with a mature height of about 2-5 ft. It is highly ornamental with striking foliage and an exotic, Japanese bamboo-like look. This bushy plant is quite hardy, requiring little care and easily growing indoors in containers.
When it comes to proper care, though, Osmoxylon lineare likes a bit more attention as it demands regular moisture and enjoys warmth. Growers should keep the soil around the plant lightly moist, avoiding water log and floods. As for the exposure to light, it can tolerate a wide range, ranging from full sun to semi-shade. Moreover, it should be grown at a temperature of above 55F and be shielded from cold temperatures when possible. Should a frost come though, a mature plant may tolerate short exposures of up to 30s F with some minor damage. The plant has hardiness zones of 10-11 in the USDA Hardiness Zones.
When it comes to planting, Osmoxylon lineare appreciates well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Choose a location with enough air circulation and protection from strong winds. A pot with sufficient size is important as well to allow for proper root growth. In cold regions, it is better to keep the pot on the indoor window or inside a greenhouse or similar protective structure.
Osmoxylon lineare can provide a stunning landscape look and accent to any garden or living room. With the right care and maintenance, it will provide many years of beauty for your home and showcase its exotic foliage in all its glory.