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How to grow and care for Common Zinnia

Written by Maggie

Jan 22 2021

How to grow and care for Common Zinnia

When we grow and care for Common Zinnia, we need to pay attention to prevent basking in the summer, it can't be in the summer the sun insolates. In special occasions such as changing the basin for soil and low temperature in winter, it is necessary to control water and fertilizer. When the temperature is lower than 10℃ in winter, temperature control measures should be taken, and the temperature should not be lower than 5℃. Proper pruning is also required during growth so that Common Zinnia can flourish.

Common Zinnia care

Common zinnia care in summer  

1. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia, it is necessary to put it in the sun for maintenance, and at least 6 hours of light should be given to it every day. Otherwise, common zinnia is likely to grow unefficiently, and can grow better with the help of sunlight. However, common zinnia should not be exposed to the sun in summer, so it is necessary to pay attention to shade and sun protection.

2. Water and fertilizer care for growing Common Zinnia

Although Common Zinnia likes to grow in moist soil, it needs to be watered and fertilized in time at ordinary times, but in special occasions such as changing the pot and changing the soil, low temperature in winter, it needs to be controlled by water and fertilizer. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia, do not blindly water and fertilize. You can wait for the soil to turn white and dry before watering, and do not need to topdress the soil.

3. Warm measures

In fact, Common Zinnia is not cold resistant. When the temperature is lower than 10℃ in winter, the plant will enter the dormant period. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia, we must pay attention to warm measures, and we need to control its temperature above 5℃, never lower than 5℃, otherwise it will be easy to frostbite.

4. Trimming care for growing Common Zinnia

In fact, Common Zinnia also needs to be properly pruned in the process of growth. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia, overgrown branches and leaves should be cut off. If disinfected and insect branches are found, they should be cut off in time, and some plastic pruning should be done.

Common Zinnia care

5. Growing Common zinnia care in winter

When the winter temperature is low, it is best to keep the Common zinnia plants indoors in a warm place and keep the temperature at about 5 degrees Celsius. Common Zinnia can be physically cooled in winter. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia in winter, it is best not to place the plant next to an air conditioner or heat, as the water on the leaves will be absorbed by placing the plant in these places.

Over time, the plants will die due to water shortage and environmental discomfort. In winter, Common Zinnia can wrap a small quilt outside the flowerpot. Common zinnia is a light-loving plant, which has a high demand for light. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia in winter, when there is plenty of sunlight, the plant can be placed outside in a ventilated and well-lit environment.

Common Zinnia goes dormant during the winter when the temperature is too low, stop watering the plants and take a final cold precaution. When we grow and care for Common Zinnia, it's best to water Common Zinnia once before winter, so that you don't have to water the plants in winter. You just need to spray the leaves properly, and you don't have to fertilize the plants in winter.

Common Zinnia care