How to grow Erica

Written by Maggie

Nov 20 2020

How to grow Erica

In the process of Erica breeding, it is best to choose rotting soil, sand soil, vermiculite, garden soil mixed soil as culture soil. Fertilization during the growth period is mainly dedicated to the flower fertilizer. In the flowering period, we can appropriately apply the right amount of compound fertilizer, control the temperature at 15 ~ 28℃, and it can be watered 3 ~ 4 times a week, to keep the basin soil moist.

Erica picture


Erica's farming methods

1. Soil requirements

Erica is suitable for growth in acid soil fertile, and well drained soil conditions also have both advantages of plant growth and development. So we can choose rotting leaves when mixed soil soil, sand, vermiculite, garden soil mixed makes a nutritional soil. At the time of the basin in the pelvic floor, put some coarse sand, as a basin of the filter layer of soil.

2. Apply fertilizer rationally

Erica’s fertilization requirements are not high. But in order to nutrition comprehensively, we can not only apply a type of fertilizer, otherwise it isnot conducive to the comprehensive absorption of Erica nutrition. We generally select fertilization in the flowering period, and fertilization 1 ~ 2 times a month is good, and fertilize the last time before the overwintering.


3. Light and temperature environment


Erica loves the cool climate and has a strong cold resistance. It can be safe in winter when the temperature is not less than 6℃. But when the temperature is higher than 31℃ and strong sunlight, it will seriously affect Erica's normal growth and development. At this time, should timely apply shade treatment, controlling the temperature between 15 ~ 28℃ is the best.

4, suitable for water

Appropriate moisture is the important condition in Erica’s breeding method. At the time of Erica’s germination, bud, flowers should keep enough water quantity, and water time is better to choose in the morning, so that it is more conducive for the plant to fully absorb the moisture. Water can be 3 to 4 times a week, according to the usual watering frequency of soil dry and wet conditions.