How to grow Lobelia chinensis

Written by Maggie

Nov 23 2020

How to grow Lobelia chinensis

The breeding of Lobelia chinensis requires the selection of loose and breathable sandy soil and the addition of appropriate basal fertilizers to maintain an acidic environment. Lobelia chinensis prefers to grow in a semi-shade environment. During flowering we may increase the illumination time appropriately. It is best to keep the temperature around 20℃. In addition, the spring and Autumn period needs to maintain a humid environment, every 20 days or so time topdressing organic fertilizer.

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Lobelia chinensis

Methods of cultivation of Lobelia chinensis

1. Acidic soil

How does lobelia chinensis thrive? First of all, we need to choose loose soil, mainly sandy soil. Add some base fertilizer to supplement the fertility of the soil. The prepared soil should be placed in the sun to be sterilized and maintained in an acidic environment to promote the growth of Lobelia chinensis.

2. Illumination temperature

Lobelia chinensis prefers to grow in a semi-shade environment. The cold tolerance of plants is relatively low, and usually needs to be kept between 25℃ and 30℃. Winter breeding is best to maintain a 15℃ environment, and can be safe over winter. The flowering phase can be appropriately replenished with light. Pay attention to shade and sun protection in summer.

Lobelia chinensis

3. Moist environment

Lobelia chinensis also needs to keep the soil moist, and Lobelia chinensis has poor drought tolerance. During the vigorous growth period of spring and autumn, it can be watered every two days. The watering time can be in the early morning, and in the hot summer, it is necessary to spray clear water daily to improve the air humidity and reduce the temperature.

4. Fertilizer application

Lobelia chinensis does not have a very high requirement for fertilizers. Some basal fertilizers can be added when planting. Organic fertilizers can be applied every 20 days or so in the growing period to promote the growth of lobelia.

Lobelia chinensis