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How to grow and care for Spiny spider flowers

Written by Maggie

Jan 07 2021

How to grow and care for Spiny spider flowers

When growing Spiny spider flowers, (Cleome hassleriana), we need to care for it carefully. What should we concern when we grow Spiny spider flowers? Let's learn details of growing Spiny spider flowers and Spiny spider flowers care.

Spiny spider flowers

Growing Spiny spider flowers

To grow Spiny spider flowers (Cleome hassleriana), soak the seeds in warm water at 25 ° C for 6 hours and plant them in loose, fertile soil. Pour and permeate the soil to keep it moist and covered with a plastic film. Put the seeds in a cool and ventilated place. When the seeds have 2 or 3 leaves, transplant and transplant them. The spiny spider flower should be protected by shade. The following are 4 steps to grow Spiny spider flowers.

1. Soil preparation

For the growing of Spiny spider flowers (Cleome hassleriana), loose and fertile soil should be selected to ensure the air permeability of the soil. Silt and stone can be added. The growth of Spiny spider flowers can be promoted by applying organic fertilizer to the soil and providing sufficient nutrients. To ensure a slightly acidic soil, Spiny spider flowers need to be turned over.

2. Accelerating bud processing

Healthy and plump seeds of Spiny spider flowers were selected and soaked in water between 25 ℃ and 30℃ for about 6 hours for accelerated germination treatment. Softening the epidermis of seeds can effectively improve the germination rate. Wait for the seeds to swell, then you can take them out and plant them, which allows them to germinate faster.

3. Prepare to plant

The seeds are evenly planted in the soil, covered with a thin layer of soil, and watered to keep the soil moist. Cover the surface with a layer of plastic film, do a good job of cooling and moisturizing. Put the seeds in a cool, ventilated place, control the temperature at about 25℃, pay attention to moisture, and soon the seeds will take root and germinate.

4. Later maintenance

When Spiny spider flower (Cleome hassleriana) seeds have two or three leaves, they can be transplanted and transplanted. After planting, Spiny spider flowers need to be controlled and watered thoroughly each time to avoid standing water that can cause root rot. Protect the spiny spider flower with proper shade to avoid sunburn of the leaves caused by strong light and provide sunlight scattering.

Spiny spider flowers

Spiny spider flowers care 

When caring for Spiny spider flowers, loose and fertile soil should be selected to ensure the air permeability of the soil. Water Spiny Spider Flowers thoroughly every time you water them to avoid standing water that can cause root rot. Give Spiny spider flowers plenty of light and shade in the summer. Apply phosphorus and potash fertilizer to the spiny spider flower in time, and the fertilizer should be diluted and used to avoid root burning. The following are Spiny spider flowers care guides.

1. The soil

Spiny spider flower (Cleome hassleriana) likes loose, fertile soil to ensure air permeability and can add silt and gravel. The growth of Spiny spider flowers can be promoted by applying organic fertilizer to the soil and providing sufficient nutrients. To ensure a slightly acidic soil, Spiny spider flowers need to be turned over.

2. Water

Spiny spider flowers (Cleome hassleriana) have a good drought tolerance and can be watered once a year in summer to keep the soil moist. Water Spiny Spider Flowers thoroughly every time you water them to avoid standing water that can cause root rot. When the environment is dry, water can be sprinkled in the air and on the leaf surface to do a good job of cooling and moisturizing.

3. Light

Spiny spider flowers like the sunlight. Sufficient sunlight can promote the petals of Spiny spider Flower to bloom continuously. The Spiny spider flower is preserved in a well-ventilated place to allow the leaves to photosynthesize continuously. Due to the strong sunlight in summer, Spiny spider flowers need to be placed indoors for shade protection to avoid sunburn of leaves caused by strong light.

4. Fertilization

The growth process of Spiny spider flowers cannot be separated from sufficient nutrient supplement. Attention should be paid to the application of nitrogen fertilizer to avoid the phenomenon of Spiny spider flower growth. In the flowering stage of Spiny spider flower, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer can be applied appropriately, which can effectively prolong the flowering stage. When fertilizing Spiny spider flowers, the fertilizer is diluted and used.

Spiny spider flowers