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 Velvetplant in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.We suggest growing the The Velvetplant In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.
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.
The Velvetplant has a climber deportment. These plants are shrubs. Velvetplant Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a orangegreen colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 3 m high.
Letís avoid watering the The Velvetplant 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.
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.
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
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If desired, we can grow the The Velvetplant in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.