Written by Maggie
Nov 15 2021
How to grow and care for a Peacock Flower? First of all, we need to understand the growth requirements of a Peacock Flower, such as the requirements of the environment, lighting and watering of a Peacock Flower. The following are details of growing Peacock flower care.
|Botanical/Scientific Name||Caesalpinia Pulcherrima|
|Common Name||Peacock Flower|
|When to Grow/Bloom/Harvest||Plant from summer to fall/Bloom in summer|
|Uses||Used to attract hummingbirds|
|Origin||West Indies to Mexico|
|Light Care||Not direct light|
|Soil Care||Porous, sandy, well-drained soil|
|Temperature Care||Between 60°F-75ºF|
|Humidity Care||High humidity at a level of 60 percent or more|
|Watering||Water it every two days during the growing season|
|Pruning Care||Prune it in late autumn or winter after the blooming season has ended|
|Fertilizer Care||NPK 3-1-2|
|Propagation||Cut the flowers at the end of the summer season|
|Toxic||Poisonous for both cats and dogs|
|Flower Color||Orange and red|
Peacock Flower likes high temperature and high humidity climate environments. It is not cold resistant and susceptible to freezing damage in low temperature environments for a long time. When we grow and care for a Peacock Flower, the room temperature should not be lower than 10℃ in winter.
Peacock Flower does not require harsh soil, sandy or heavy clay soil is preferred, acid soil is preferred, drought tolerant, and slightly moisture tolerant.
Peacock flowers love light, so when we grow and care for Peacock Flower, keep it in the pot as much light as possible during maintenance. There is no need to shade the plant at noon. A good amount of light will help the Flower grow.
Peacock flowers need to keep the soil moist while they grow. When the plant is 15 cm tall, keep the soil dry. This will help the plant take root, make the stem strong and prevent falling over.
When we grow and care for Peacock Flower, it should not be allowed to dry out the soil, they should be watered and watered on hot or sunny days.
In general, before planting, can be mixed in the basin soil with some cake fertilizer (after rotten) as a base fertilizer. In addition, when a peacock flower is growing quickly, or when a Peacock Flower is about to bloom, the Flower partner needs to apply a fertilizer that is high in N.
Adequate nutrients allow peacock flowers to flourish and bloom in high quantity and quality. When we grow and care for a Peacock Flower, it is the height of flowering, we need topdressing, you need all kinds of elements.
Peacock flowers like to grow in warm, moist conditions, but during the spring rainy season, they are susceptible to downy mildew, which causes large white patches on the leaves. When we grow and care for Peacock Flower, the leaves need to be cut off immediately, and the pot soil should be well drained and the plant should be treated with a manganese zinc powder.
Actually Peacock Flower has stronger adaptability to the environment, but if the climate is too dry, it is easy to make the plant develop powdery mildew, which can make the plant continuously weak, and leaves also have white powder. When we grow and care for Peacock Flower, it needs to be cleaned, but also to enhance the light, and sprayed with polysulfide disinfection treatment.
Peacock flowers are easily exposed to nematodes, which eat the roots of the plant and prevent the plant from growing properly. When we grow and care for Peacock Flower, the old roots should be cut off immediately and then treated in new pot soil, preferably with dichlorvos, to prevent further nematode damage.
It will provide branches and leaves to absorb the nutrients of the plant, so that the plant will not grow well, and finally the plant will wither and die. When we grow and care for Peacock Flower, it is necessary to treat the insect pests manually, cut the weeds around, and spray insecticides such as aphid-resistant wettable powder to control it.