Written by Maggie
Nov 13 2020
In the process of cultivating Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy, the soil used for potting is mainly loose and fertile sandy loam rich in humus. Water the Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy every 2 to 3 days during the growth period, and sufficient watering in summer. Apply a thin cake fertilizer or compound fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks, and appropriate topping in the young stage.
Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy has higher requirements on the substrate and is more suitable for growing in sandy soil rich in humus. When potting, it can be mixed with 4 parts of humus soil, 5 parts of garden soil and 1 part of river sand To form the culture soil, put some base fertilizer in the pot when it is potted, mainly thin liquid fertilizer, and mix well after pouring in water.
Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy likes to grow in a moist substrate, but it also has strong drought tolerance. It is best to water it every 2 to 3 days during the growth period, and keep the pot soil moist, especially In the hot summer, spray water mist around pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy frequently to increase the surrounding air humidity, but no water can accumulate in the basin, otherwise root rot will easily occur.
Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy grows faster in a nutrient-sufficient substrate, which is also conducive to the flowering of the plant. During the growth period, it should be fertilized every 2 to 3 weeks, mainly with thin cake water or compound fertilizer. Appropriate topdressing in the bud stage 1 to 2 times of dilute potassium dichloride phosphate aqueous solution to promote flower and leaf growth.
Pinching is one of the cultivation methods and precautions of pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy. When the plant grows 3 to 4 pairs of true leaves at the young stage, the first pinching should be performed, and then the branch length will be increased. After the true leaves are cut, the top is cut off again, and the trimming should be combined to ensure the beauty of the plant shape.
Precautions for planting Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy
Pharbitis nil (L.) Choisy is susceptible to white rust and black spot during the growth period. Once the disease occurs, the plant will gradually wither and die. It is best to pull out and destroy the diseased plant in time when it is onset, and select the disease-free Chinese capital that is used for sowing and breeding. If serious, use a thin Bordeaux mixture for spraying.