The Columnea x banksii is grown at home or in a warmed green house; during the Spring it can be moved outside, but only if the mimimum temperatures are clearly mild. Let's avoid exposing apartment plants to direct sunlight, which could damage the leaves, especially during the hottest months of the year. We should prefer a bright position, but with filtered light.For a balanced development of the the Columnea x banksii , let's choose a partially shaded place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Care Columnea x banksii
The Columnea x banksii develops like a perennial herb. This plant in the summer assumes a red colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 90 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The ramifications of these plants tend to develop downwards.
Feed Columnea x banksii
In the spring letís use a fertilizer every 15-20 days, melting it in the water which we use to irrigate; we can choose a fertilizer for flowering plants or green plants, rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour a balanced development of the new vegetation. Otherwise we can, if we want to, use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil, every 3-4 months.
Irrigation Columnea x banksii
These plants favour quite regular watering, usually 2-3 glasses of water ; we advise in any case to irrigate every 1-2 weeks , when the soil is dry. To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Adversity Columnea x banksii
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.
Substrate Columnea x banksii
These plants need to be grown in a soil which isnít too drained. Every 2-3 years we should change the soil and place the plant in a larger container.
Cultivate Columnea x banksii
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.