We suggest growing the The Tahitian spinach In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Tahitian spinach in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Tahitian spinach
These plants are shrubs. Tahitian spinach Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 3 m high. The development of the The Tahitian spinach is erect; in genereral in the lower part they have a pretty bare stem, while p many ramifications develop towards the top.
Fertilization Tahitian spinach
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Watering Tahitian spinach
Letís avoid watering the The Tahitian spinach excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 20-21 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Tahitian spinach
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Tahitian spinach
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes Tahitian spinach
If desired, we can grow the The Tahitian spinach in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.