These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Strobilanthe atropurpureus
The Strobilanthe atropurpureus is a perennial herb plant. The Strobilanthe atropurpureus is medium in size and 1,2 m in height; in the autumn it assumes a purple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal.
Fertilization Strobilanthe atropurpureus
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Watering Strobilanthe atropurpureus
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Strobilanthe atropurpureus
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Strobilanthe atropurpureus
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes Strobilanthe atropurpureus
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.