For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Hollylock in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. Letís remember that a large part of the leaves of the medicinal plants can be used for alimentary use, therefore letís use insecticides and anticryptogamics for agricultural use, far from harvest season.The Hollylock plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.
The development of these plants is columnar, they grow aiming high with a scarce lateral development. Hollylock isn't an evergreen; during the summer it assumes a greenpurplepinkwhite colouring; the adult species are large in size and reach 1,2 m in height. The Hollylock develops like a perennial herb.
In the spring we suggest fertilizing our plants with fertilizers rich in nitrogen, to favour the development of the radical apparatus of the young leaves. We can use liquid fertilizers, to be added every 15-20 days, or slow release fertilizers, to be added to the cultivation soil every 3-4 months.
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 2-3 weeks . Before harvesting and using them, letís be informed on the balsamic period, rather the period in which the active principles are present in a greater quantity in the plant we have chosen.
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.
We recommend growing these medicinal plants in a soft and light, very well drained soil.
Notes - Hollylock
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.