Written by Maggie
Nov 18 2020
Magnolia liliflora Desr likes loose and fertile acidic, slightly acidic soil. It can be mixed with leaf mulch soil and vegetable garden soil in equal amounts as cultivation soil, and add 50 to 150 grams of bone meal or NPK compound fertilizer to the soil.
The magnolia liliflora desr flower pot should be slightly deeper and larger, and some broken plastic foam blocks should be placed at the bottom of the pot to enhance ventilation and drainage, and prevent rotten roots. Every year or every other year, turn the pots and replace the soil once after the flower, and keep 1/2 to 1/3 of the permanent soil.
Magnolia liliflora Desr enjoys light. It is placed in sunny courtyards and roof gardens. It is more likely to grow vigorously and luxuriantly in the sun. Although it can grow in half shade, it is thinner and has few flowers.
In addition, Magnolia liliflora Desr is more cold-resistant, and Beijing and its southern regions can live through the winter outdoors.
Magnolia liliflora Desr loves moisture and is afraid of waterlogging, so it's important to water it in a timely manner. From the beginning of spring to flowering, keep the pot soil moist but not wet; keep the pot soil moist and not waterlogged after the flower; keep the pot soil slightly moist and not dry after the leaves are fallen. There should be no drought or waterlogging at any time, especially in the rainy season, pay attention to drainage and prevention of waterlogging.
Magnolia liliflora Desr likes fertilizer, and fertilization should seize the two key moments of 2 months before flowering and 5 months after flowering, and apply NPK compound fertilizer once every ten days. The former enlarges the buds and the flowers open, and the latter promotes multiple pregnancy buds. There are many flowers in the next spring.
When the leaves fall in winter, apply phosphorus and potassium-based fertilizer once to enhance its ability to resist cold and overwinter, and apply less or no fertilizer during the rest of the time. Avoid single application of nitrogen fertilizer.
Magnolia liliflora Desr has a strong root sprouting ability. If you don’t need to reproduce, you can cut it as it grows and keep 3 stems per pot. For the branches that are too tall or long, they can be cut short just after the flowers have opened their leaves. Because of their poor healing ability, they should be coated with sulfur powder to prevent them from being cut. If there is no need to keep seeds for reproduction after flowering, the residual flowers with pedicles should be cut off.