How to grow Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip

Written by Maggie

Nov 17 2020

How to grow Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip

Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip is actually a plant of the Compositae family, and its leaves are broadly oval, oval or oblong. There are many flower heads, and they are arranged in irregular corymbs at the branch ends. It is often cultivated as bonsai in parks or botanical gardens throughout China for ornamental purposes. So how should Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip be farmed? Let's go see it together~

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Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip

The cultivation method of Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip:

Environment: Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip likes a cool and humid environment.

Soil: Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip likes loose, fertile, well-drained soil.

Fertilization: Generally, apply foot fertilizer when changing pots and planting, and no fertilizer at other times. Chicken manure and a small amount of slow-release fertilizer are used as base fertilizer. Chicken manure has been cooked, so it doesn’t matter if you have more. The amount of slow-release fertilizer must be controlled according to the size of the pot. The most important point is that the roots cannot contact the fertilizer. In Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip, some fertilizer is occasionally added during the flowering period, and the "must bloom" is used.

Pruning: Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip is generally not pruned, and only the very outgrown branches are cut short at the seedling stage.

Breeding time: Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip is reproduced by cuttings. It can be carried out in spring and autumn, and the specific time generally depends on the flowering time requirements.

Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip

How Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip became a ball:

Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip, which has just been cut into its first year of life, does not grow into a very tight ball. After the heat of summer and the severe cold of winter, Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip is easy to grow into a tight ball. We should pay attention that after summer and winter, many of the leaves of Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip may be dry. As long as the center of the branch is still green, do not discard it. Generally, watering is maintained until March and April the next year Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip can quickly grow very dense shoots, and the volume will be more than 3 or 4 times the original size.

Cultivation points of Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip:

Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip is reproduced by cuttings. It can be carried out in spring and autumn, and the specific time generally depends on the flowering time requirements. Cuttings from September to October will bloom on May 1st the following year, and cuttings will bloom from June to July in early spring the following year. Choose mature and robust shoots for cuttings. Rooting takes about 2 weeks at a temperature of 20-24°C. When the height of the seedling is 10-15cm, the heart can be topped to promote its branching. Cutting seedlings in September can be planted in pots in November and placed in a greenhouse for maintenance. In the early stage of growth, light fertilizer can be applied several times, and thicker topdressing can be applied later depending on the growth situation. After May, the weather gets hotter and the leaves begin to wither. At this time, watering should be gradually reduced, and the upper branches and leaves should be cut off, and they should be moved outside from July to August. Attention should be paid to drainage and waterlogging prevention during the rainy season.

Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip has strict requirements for various environmental conditions. It likes a cool and humid climate and is intolerant of heat. It is especially to avoid the strong sunlight in summer. It must have shading equipment and is not resistant to cold. When cultivated in gardens and flower beds, it will wither and die if it is frost-damaged in winter. Therefore, when the cold current hits, potted plants should be moved indoors to avoid the cold, and ground plants should be covered with straw to prevent frost damage.

However, due to the easy propagation of Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip, sometimes even segments of rhizomes can survive, and in some places it almost becomes an invading plant, so we should be careful when planting.

Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.-Bip