Written by Maggie
Jan 25 2021
Many flower friends have not mastered the growing methods of Blue Plumbago, so the Blue Plumbago cultivated is not as lush as the growth of people's homes. In fact, as long as you pay attention to the growing of it in slightly acidic soil, pay attention to light and temperature, use the correct way of watering, and pay attention to fertilization and pruning after flowers. The following are growing Blue Plumbago care.
If you grow Blue Plumbago on alkaline soil, it's normal that it doesn't grow well. Because Blue Plumbago prefers loose, fertile, slightly acidic soil, florists can mix leaf rot, garden soil and coarse sand in equal amounts to make a good substrate.
Blue Plumbago likes the sun, so it is best to move to the sun for at least 6 hours a day except in summer, when shade should be paid attention to prevent sunburn of the plants. When we grow and care for Blue Plumbago, the best temperature is between 18 ℃ and 25℃, which is the best for the growth of Blue plumbago.
Blue Plumbago needs to be watered every morning and evening in summer, and the water temperature should be the same as the room temperature to avoid stimulating and affecting the growth of Blue Plumbago. When we grow and care for Blue Plumbago in early autumn, 3 ~ 4 days of watering can be done once a week in winter.
When we grow and care for Blue Plumbago, a lot of nutrients need to be added to the Blue plumbago during growth, so fertilizer should be applied every half a month. After the flowers bud, nitrogen fertilizer should be the main fertilizer, and some phosphate and potassium fertilizer should be added after May, so that the flowers of Blue plumbago can blossom more lushly.
When we grow and care for Blue Plumbago, after the Blue plumbago blooms, it is pruned to remove the dead and dead flowers. After about 20 days, it will bloom again. The more pruned it is, the more lush it will grow. This point is very easy to overlook in the Blue Plumbago farming method.
Pests are rare in Blue Plumbago, and the common disease is powdery mildew, which means that a lot of white powder often appears on the back of the old leaves of Blue Plumbago. When we grow and care for Blue Plumbago, the old leaves can be cut off with scissors and new branches and leaves will grow soon.