Plectranthus scutellarioides care & growing tips

Written by Maggie

Mar 10 2021

Plectranthus scutellarioides care & growing tips

Growing Plectranthus Scutellarioides requires humic soil for cultivation. In the seedling period, it should be watered every 3 days, and in the growing period, it should be watered every 2 ~ 3 days. In the process of aquaculture, attention should be paid to temperature control. The temperature can be controlled at 20 °C.If there are starscream, scale insects and other insect pests, dimethoate oxidation dilution 1000 times for treatment.

Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides Grow

1. Humus planting

Soil is a key factor when we grow and care for Plectranthus Scutellarioides. plectranthus scutellarioides prefers to grow in soils with high porosity. Therefore, loose humic soil should be selected for planting, or peat soil of equal amount can be added for planting, which is conducive to root growth.

2. Wet farming

Plectranthus Scutellarioides has strict requirements for water. Water every 3 days during the seedling stage. When the growth is vigorous, we need to water every 2 ~ 3 days to maintain a moist growing environment. But at the same time it should not appear as a waterlogging phenomenon, otherwise the leaves will appear a decolorization phenomenon.

Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides Care

1. Temperature Care for Plectranthus Scutellarioides in winter

Plectranthus Scutellarioides likes to grow in a warm environment. The cold resistance of the plants is very low. If the temperature is lower than 5℃, the roots and leaves of the plants will suffer frostbite. Therefore, it is necessary to control the temperature at about 20℃ in winter. If the temperature can not reach, using a plastic bag to wrap the flowerpot can also have the effect of keeping warm.

2. Pest control

Plectranthus Scutellarioides are prone to diseases such as starworms and scale insects in high temperatures and poorly ventilated environments. It is necessary to spray the plants with 1000 times oxy dimethoate in time, which can get good treatment. In the growth stage, it is necessary to spray the carbendazim solution every 1 month for disinfection to prevent the generation of diseases and insect pests.

Plectranthus Scutellarioides