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How to grow and care for Godetia

Written by Maggie

Mar 30 2021

How to grow and care for Godetia

Godetia is also called Satin flower, farewell-to-spring, suitable for pot planting ornamental. Godetia likes a cooler climate, and family farming requires good management of water and fertilizer. Now, let's look at growing Godetia care.

Soil care for growing Godetia

Godetia does not require high soil. Generally, when we grow and care for Godetia, Garden soil can be used for planting, but the best soil is loose, fertile, sandy soil with good drainage and certain air permeability.

Light and temperature care for growing Godetia

Godetia likes to grow in a sunny environment, and the temperature is a little cooler. Godetia is afraid of heat and heat. In general, when we grow and care for Godetia, it needs to ensure a warm environment for growth. Cooling measures should be taken in summer and insulation should be taken in cold winter. The overwintering temperature should not be lower than 5℃.It needs to be given plenty of light during growth.

Watering and fertilizing care for growing Godetia

Godetia likes to grow in a moist environment, which is a good place to grow. Keep the soil moist and water it regularly, but make sure there is no water in the pot. When we grow and care for Godetia, fertilizer should be applied thinly and frequently. During the growth period, some thin fertilizer can be applied every 1 to 2 weeks. In the case of bud growth in Godetia, some phosphate fertilizer can be applied appropriately, so that more buds can promote flowering and the Flower color is beautiful.

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Spring care for growing godetia 

At the end of spring, the seedlings that reached 2-2.8 inches in height are planted in the open ground with the soil cold so as not to damage the roots of the seedlings. When we grow and care for godetia , it is better to do this in cloudy weather, early in the morning before sunrise, or in the evening after sunset. The distance between the seedlings should be 8-10 inches: the taller the variety is, the more spaciously the plants should be planted. 

Autumn care for growing godetia 

In autumn godetia is planted only in warm climate areas, and still it is quite risky. Flower growers prefer to sow seeds directly into the ground to avoid losses during transplantation and pricking-out of seedlings. It is believed that the plants grown from the seeds sown in late autumn are better adapted to the environment and more resistant to diseases and pests.

Godetia diseases and insect pests

Insects and diseases are not common in Godetia. When we grow and care for Godetia during the rainy season, attention needs to be paid to the prevention of blight and powdery mildew, and ventilation needs to be improved to keep the air clear to reduce the occurrence of these diseases and pests.

Godetia propagation methods

Godetia is generally sown, suitable for autumn sowing, and in some areas can be spring sowing. Generally in September sowing, ensure that the temperature is about 20℃, winter seedlings need to be placed in the indoor maintenance, it is best to put in a cool room, to ensure a higher temperature, the next spring in the transplanting. Note that Godetia seeds need to be harvested in time after flowering of Godetia, otherwise seeds may easily be lost.

care for Godetia