The Leather flower 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 Leather flower should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
Generalities Leather flower
These plants are climbers, therefore they grow leaning against supports of all types. The Leather flower is medium in size and 3,5 m in height; in the summer it assumes a blue colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Leather flower has a shrub- like development.
Fertilization Leather flower
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.
Watering Leather flower
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.
Treatments Leather 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 Leather flower
We advise growing these plants in quite deep and soft soil with an elevated drainage.
Notes Leather flower
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.