How to grow and care for Snowdrop

Written by Maggie

Oct 30 2021

How to grow and care for Snowdrop

Snowdrop (Galanthus) is a bulbous plant with flowers as white as tears. It is of great ornamental value. If you want to grow Snowdrop well, you need to care for Snowdrop. Caring for Snowdrop mainly includes four points: light, temperature and water and fertilizer. As long as the maintenance is reasonable, Snowdrop will grow vigorously and blossom all the branches. Next, let's learn growing Snowdrop and caring for Snowdrop, as well as its propagation method.


Growing Snowdrop

1.Appropriate amount of water for growing Snowdrop

Snowdrop (Galanthus) prefers a humid environment, so it is better to keep the soil slightly moist when watering. Generally, water once every 2 to 3 days. In terms of the actual situation, water the soil when it is dry. You can spray water on the plants to control humidity. Water more in sunny days and less in rainy days. But do not let the basin soil water, otherwise it will lead to root rot.

2. Suitable lighting for growing Snowdrop

Snowdrop (Galanthus) is tolerant to shade and does not have high requirements for illumination. It can grow normally in sunny and semi-shady places. However, sufficient illumination can make Snowdrop's plant shape look better and its flowers bloom more plump. In summer, there is strong light, appropriate shelter,  or it will cause the plant leaves to burn, and impression growth.

3. Control the temperature when growing Snowdrop

The most suitable temperature for the growth of Snowdrop is between 15 and 28℃, and it likes relatively cool weather. In summer, if the temperature is too high, the plants may wither and die. Therefore, it is better to move Snowdrop to a cool and ventilated place to spend the summer when the temperature is too high. In winter, when the temperature is below 10℃, it will enter the dormant period, and it is best to move to the indoor winter.

4. Reasonable fertilization for growing Snowdrop

Snowdrop (Galanthus) does not have a high demand for fertilizer. During the growth period, thin fertilizer and water can be applied once every other month. The fertilizer is mainly nitrogen fertilizer, which can promote leaf growth. Phosphorus and potassium fertilizer was added before Snowdrop flowering to promote flowering. Fertilizer water can not be too thick, fertilizer when also does not splash on the leaf, otherwise it will cause leaf burns. (Find more Winter Flowers here.)

The propagation method of Snowdrop

Bulblet propagation usually takes place in September and October, when Snowdrop bulbs are dormant. When the bulb of Snowdrop grows to a certain extent, many small balls will grow on the bulb. These small balls can be removed for transplanting.

When buried, do not be too deep, depth control in about 5 centimeters, good after pouring the right amount of water moisturizing, and then moved to a cool and ventilated place maintenance, after a period of time can grow a new root system and leaf buds.


Snowdrop care

1. Maintain humidity

In the cultivation method and precautions of Snowdrop, we should also pay attention to the humidity. The humidity of the air suitable for the growth of Snowdrop is between 40 and 65%. Although the soil in the basin should be kept moist, the air environment should be relatively dry. In the humid plum rain season, it is easy to be infected with diseases and insect pests. It is better to keep the leaves of Snowdrop dry at night, which is more conducive to growth.

2. Snowdrop care for having pests

The common pests and diseases of Snowdrop are leaf spot and nematode. Leaf spot disease damages the leaves of the plant, causing many spots and eventually leaves to wither. It can be treated with topbucine WP. The nematode generally harms the root system of the plant. In addition to spraying trichlorfon for control, it is also necessary to disinfect the soil in order to kill the eggs.

Conclusion: After reading the above content, I believe you should know the caring skills and propagation methods of Snowdrop. Reasonable care and proper propagation can make Snowdrop grow better!


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