We suggest growing the The Small-leaf spiderwort In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.
Generalities Small-leaf spiderwort
These plants are perennial herbs. Small-leaf spiderwort Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a white colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 30 cm high. The Small-leaf spiderwort has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much.
Fertilization Small-leaf spiderwort
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.
Watering Small-leaf spiderwort
Letís avoid watering the The Small-leaf spiderwort excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Small-leaf spiderwort
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.
Soil Small-leaf spiderwort
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes Small-leaf spiderwort
If desired, we can grow the The Small-leaf spiderwort in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.