How to grow and care for Chimonanthus Praecox

Written by Maggie

Dec 22 2020

How to grow and care for Chimonanthus Praecox

Chimonanthus Praecox is highly adaptable and easy to cultivate. Here are the growing methods and caring tips for Chimonanthus Praecox.

Chimonanthus Praecox

How to grow Chimonanthus Praecox

1. Plant Chimonanthus Praecox in the open

Choose a deep, sheltered, sunny, well-drained neutral or slightly acidic sandy soil, generally planted before spring germination. The seedlings were planted with 30 cm ×50 cm row spacing.2-3 - year - old medium seedlings were planted at 50 cm ×55 cm row spacing. The diameter of the net-poles in the garden is 60-70 cm, and the depth is 40-50 cm. The bottom of the cave was filled with stale barnyard manure and bean cakes as base manure. After covering the base manure with a layer of soil, chimonanthus praecox plants with soil balls were added, filled, compacted, and watered.

2. Potted

Choose loose and fertile sandy soil with good drainage as chimonanthus Praecox cultivation soil, pad a layer of gravel on the drainage hole at the bottom of the basin or tank, select small plants with full buds in the early winter of each year, dig them up with soil, plant them in the basin, and display them for viewing after flowering.Usually put in the outdoor sunny place maintenance. 

Chimonanthus Praecox

How to care for Chimonanthus Praecox

1.Water for Chimonanthus Praecox

Usually water to maintain the soil half moisture state is good, pay attention to drainage in the rainy season, prevent soil water. Dry season timely supplement of moisture. During the flowering, maintain the soil to a moderate drought, and should not water too much. In spring and autumn, Chimonanthus Praecox is potted. In summer, water should be poured every morning and evening. The amount of water should be controlled according to the dry and wet conditions of soil in the basin.

2. Fertilization for Chimonanthus Praecox 

Apply organic fertilizer fully decomposed once a year after flowers are withered; In the growing season from spring after the germination of new leaves to June, apply the mature cake fertilizer water every 10-15 days; In the flower bud differentiation period from July to August, the mixture of decayed organic fertilizer and phosphate potash fertilizer was applied. Apply organic fertilizer again after autumn. After each fertilization, it should be timely watering, loose soil, in order to keep the soil loose, do not fertilize flowers.

In the early stage, no fertilizer will be applied to the upper basin. In spring, the leaves will be fertilized.

Chimonanthus Praecox