Written by Maggie
Nov 12 2020
In the process of cultivating Caesalpinia pulcherrima, the selected soil should maintain good looseness and drainage. Fertilization at the young stage is mainly with a thin aqueous solution of manure, topdressing with decomposed manure 1 to 2 times before flowering, and watering Keep the pot soil in a semi-dry state, and the daily light during the flowering period should not be less than 5 hours. Shading under strong light is enough.
The soil environment is one of the breeding methods and precautions of Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Caesalpinia pulcherrima is highly adaptable. Generally, use fertile, loose, and air-permeable sandy soil when potting, so as to make its flowers and leaves more tender and branches. Be strong, remember to turn the soil before planting, remove the rocks in the soil, and fill in an appropriate amount of base fertilizer as a nutritional supplement.
When the seedlings of Caesalpinia pulcherrima grow to 40 cm, pruning and top dressing should be started. Diluted manure solution can be used as the main fertilizer, but the concentration should not be too high. Try to avoid touching the branches and leaves during fertilization to prevent burns. Branches and leaves can be used 1 to 2 times decomposed manure before flowering to promote flower bud differentiation.
At the beginning of planting Caesalpinia pulcherrima, keep the soil moist. When the seedlings grow to about 15 cm, watering should keep the pot soil in a slightly dry state. This kind of soil will help Caesalpinia pulcherrima take root more firmly and bloom. Water it every 1 to 2 days in season and hot summer to meet its normal growth needs.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a typical tropical plant. It loves high temperature and high humidity growth environments. It is widely planted in southern my country. If the temperature is lower than 10℃, it must be moved into the greenhouse for maintenance. The daily light during the flowering period should not be less than 5 hours. Under strong conditions, awnings can be used appropriately to promote the growth of flowers and leaves.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima will encounter some diseases during the growth process. During the normal maintenance period, pay attention to whether there are gray-black spots or large wormholes on the leaf surface. Once found, you can go to the flower market to buy special insect and disease drugs , Spray the amount and time according to the instructions.