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How to grow and care for babys breath

Written by Maggie

Jan 21 2021

How to grow and care for babys breath

Baby's Breath is a perennial herb of the genus Stoneflower in the family Caryophylla. Today, we will talk about how to grow and care for Baby's Breath.

 grow and care for Baby's Breath

Steps to grow Baby's Breath seeds

1. Soil sterilization before growing

Beautiful baby 's breath, generally a seed can explode basin, and the baby' s breath seed planting method is we need to plant soil disinfected first, you can choose to put soft soil prepared in the plastic bag, with a little of water in a microwave heating elimination of bacteria, or choose to put the soil in the pot Fried hot, high temperature bacteria.

2. Seed sowing

Before sowing, we need to moisten the sterilized soil with water. After the soil is watered thoroughly and the soil in the pot will not drip, we will put the prepared seeds on the white paper and evenly sow them one by one with a toothpick. After scattering the seeds, cover them with the soft soil you have prepared. The best amount to cover the seeds is just enough to cover them.

3. Seed accelerating bud

After the seeds are planted, we need to accelerate the germination of the seeds to promote the rapid growth of baby's breath. We can cover the pot with a thin layer of plastic film to keep the seeds warm and moist, and remember to make a few holes in the film. Provide air for the seeds to circulate and prevent them from being suffocated.

4. Post-bud management

Usually we only need to wait 5 to 7 days for Baby's Breath seeds to germinate. After germination, we need to do a good job of its post-budd management, put the pot buds placed in a cool and ventilated place for maintenance. After survival, and then slowly adapt to the light, promoting its rapid growth.

 grow and care for Baby's Breath

Growing Baby's Breath care

1. Appropriate temperature care for growing Baby's Breath

Baby's breath is a plant that is very afraid of heat, and the suitable temperature in the growing period is generally 15 ~ 20℃. We need to pay attention to providing suitable temperature for the planting of baby's breath, so we generally choose to sow in spring, and we can choose spring and autumn for sowing in the south. At the same time, we should pay attention to when the temperature is over 30℃, baby's breath will grow deformed flowers, while when the temperature is below 10℃, baby's breath plants will cluster or hibernate.

2. Moisture care for growing Baby's Breath

Baby 's breath: the demand for water is divided into two stages, high demand for water in seedling period, we need to pay attention to the water in a timely manner, usually once a day. When we grow and care for Baby's Breath, we should pay attention to reduce water, the spring and autumn period and the two season average watering once a week, summer heat, water two days time, water a winter low temperature can be about 10 days.

3. Light care for growing Baby's Breath

Baby's Breath is a kind of positive plant, we need to provide it with sufficient light to promote its growth. When we grow and care for Baby's Breath in summer, we can carry out full sunshine on Baby's Breath, generally make it receive more than 8 hours of sunlight, and pay attention to prevent exposure. In winter it can be half sunshine, if the light conditions on the day can not meet, we can also make up for the maintenance of light, to make it have enough light to bloom beautiful flowers.

4. Trimming care for growing Baby's Breath

Baby's breath generally grows vigorously and grows in a very turbulent way. When we grow and care for Baby's Breath we need to pay attention to pruning the baby's breath in time to make its branches and leaves more beautiful. When we see that Baby's Breath grows too fast and too much, we can choose to cut off the branches that grow faster and longer, and pay attention to cutting and removing the leaves and sticks, so that the pot plant Baby's Breath is more ornamental.

5. Baby's Breath care for disease control

The diseases of Baby's Breathe are generally leaf spot and root rot. When we grow and care for Baby's Breath, we can choose to spray 65/100 Daysenzine WP 600 times liquid for 2 ~ 3 times to prevent and control leaf spot.For root rot, you can choose to use root rot 800 times solution for root irrigation treatment, and pay attention to prevent water in the basin.

6. Baby's Breath care for insect pest control

The pests of Baby's Breath are mainly aphids and snails that harm the leaves.To Aphid we can choose to spray diluted essence of wind oil or neutral washing powder to carry on prevention and control, to snail can choose to spray to destroy worm spirit granule to carry on prevention and control.

Conclusion: When we see the beautiful Baby's Breath, we can also buy seeds by ourselves and plant Baby's Breath seeds according to the four-step growing method. At the same time, we should care for Baby's Breath and control pests. We believe that everyone can grow beautiful Baby's Breath.

 grow and care for Baby's Breath