Annual plants are usually not grown during the cold period; as autumn arrives we can uproot them and save the seeds for the year after. For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Lady's slipper in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring.
Fertilization Lady's slipper
When we prepare the soil to welcome our annuals, in the apring or at the beginning of the summer, let’s add a good quantity of manure, or slow release granular fertilizer. To improve the flowering we can also give it specific fertilizations for flowering or green plants, mixed with the irrigating water, every 20-30 days.
Generalities Lady's slipper
The development of the The Lady's slipper is The Lady's slipper should be used for rock gardens, This plant in the summer assumes a yellow colouring; it is small in size and can reach 30 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Watering Lady's slipper
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . As autumn comes these plants tend to perish, we can diminish the waterings, or even interrupt them.
Treatments Lady's slipper
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Lady's slipper
Cultivate these annual plants in a soil with a not too accentuated drainage, which remains slightly humid.
Notes Lady's slipper
Seeing the quite contained development it’s possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.