The Paperflower should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants have a climber development; to let them grow at their best, let's place them near a grate or a wall.The Paperflower can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.
These plants are climbers, therefore they grow leaning against supports of all types. The Paperflower Is medium in size; in summer it assumes a redpink colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Paperflower has a shrub- like development.
For climber plants to develop without problems, letís act at the end of the winter, or in autumn, adding some manure, or a slow release fertilizer to the ground. In the spring, every 25-30 days, letís add some specific fertilizer for green or flowering plants to the irrigating water.
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets 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. These plants have a vigorous development; when the stem is wider it might need abundant watering during the long summer months.
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.
We advise growing these plants in quite deep and soft soil with an elevated drainage.
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.