The Butterfly flower should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants have an annual development, therefore when it becomes cold they deteriorate, and get completely eradicated.These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15°C.
Generalities Butterfly flower
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Butterfly flower is medium in size and 1,2 m in height; in the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a purple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Butterfly flower have a one or two year development cycle.
Fertilization Butterfly flower
Annual plants have a quite vigorous development and need, during the spring, a continuous fertilization; when placing them let’s add some humus or mature manure or some slow release granular fertilizer to the ground. During the spring months we suggest mixing some fertilizer for flowering plants to the irrigating water every 20-30 days.
Watering Butterfly flower
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. As the cold weather arrives, in autumn, usually waterings is interrupted because these plants can't bear harsh temperatures.
Treatments Butterfly flower
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 Butterfly flower
We advise locating these annual plants in a dissolved soil, with an elevated drainage.
Notes Butterfly flower
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.