Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge care guide

Written by Maggie

Mar 16 2021

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge care guide

To grow Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge, prepare 1:1:1 garden soil, mulch and coarse sand, water once every 3 days in spring and autumn, apply thin fertilizer once every half a month in the growth period, and provide full-day maintenance to grow it. The temperature is controlled at about 25°C, the branches are pruned in time, and the insects are prevented from growing vigorously. Cuttings can also be used, and roots can be taken in 3 to 4 weeks.

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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge requires acid soil

When we care for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge, it is necessary to provide acidic soil for breeding. Alkaline soil should not be used, which will make ceratostigma plumbaginoides bunge grow poorly. You can mix 1 part garden soil, 1 part mulch soil and 1 part coarse sand, add water and mix it evenly to make it a fertile acid soil suitable for the growth of blue snowflakes.

Proper water and fertilizer for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge

Care Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge in spring and autumn only needs to be watered once every 3 days. In summer, it will be watered twice a day. In winter, watering can be reduced and water should be added once a week. At the same time, it should be noted that ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge prefers fertilizer during the growth period, so the fertilizer solution should be applied once about half a month, and appropriate supplement of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer should be carried out according to its growth state.

Suitable light and temperature for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge, which is light-loving, can usually be maintained in full daylight to allow it to receive enough light to grow vigorously. It is best to shade properly in summer to make it grow better. And the suitable temperature for its growth should be controlled at about 25 ℃, the temperature in winter is low, as long as the temperature exceeds 7 ℃, it can make it through the winter normally.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge

Pruning and pest control for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge

The branches of Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge should be pruned frequently to encourage it to maintain a good plant shape for better viewing, and the residual flowers should also be cut off to promote the continued growth and flowering of blue snowflakes. The diseased leaves should be removed and destroyed, and bactericidal liquid and acaricides should be sprayed for pest control to make them healthy and strong.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge cutting propagation

For the pruned branches of Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge, you can select the strong part, clean the branches and leaves, disinfect the wound, and then directly insert the branches into the sand, water to keep the cutting soil moist, and then cover them for 3~4 In a week or so, the branches of Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge will grow new roots.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge