We suggest growing the the Browallia speciosa 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.Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.
Generalities Browallia speciosa
These plants are perennial herbs. This plant in the winter assumes a purple colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 75 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
Fertilization Browallia speciosa
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 Browallia speciosa
Letís avoid watering the the Browallia speciosa 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 2-3 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 Browallia speciosa
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 Browallia speciosa
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes - Browallia speciosa
If desired, we can grow the the Browallia speciosa in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.