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Princess-flower Tibouchina urvilleana

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Cultivation Princess-flower
This plant in the summer assumes a greenpurple colouring; it is large in size and can reach 3 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. The Princess-flower grows erect, developing a short stem with a small crown, usually roundish. These plants are shrubs. Fertilize Princess-flower
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. Light Princess-flowerSole pieno
These plants are grown in apartment or in a temperated green house; they can be brought outdoors when the minimum temperatures are above 15į C. The Princess-flower should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light.We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage. Water Princess-flowerTenere asciutto
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 1-2 weeks before watering it. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases. Pests Princess-flower
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. Mold Princess-flower
These plants need a soft, dissolved, not very drained soil with an acid PH. Every 2-3 years we should remember to repot the plant in a slightly larger container.
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continental
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mediterranean
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Plant - Princess-flower

We suggest cultivating the The Princess-flower in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
This page concerns the weather mediterranean it is possible to choose another climate area alpine continental write a comment on this plant.