It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. Exposure of the medicinal plants.The Petasites officinalis should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
Generalities Petasites officinalis
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Petasites officinalis is medium in size and 1,8 m in height; in the summer it assumes a green colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Petasites officinalis is a perennial herb plant.
Fertilization Petasites officinalis
During this period of the year, our plants need a frequent fertilization, to guarantee a good quantity of nutritional substances, useful during the development of new vegetation. We can add a fertilizer rich in nitrogen to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days, or a granular slow release fertilizer, to add to the ground every 3-4 months.
Watering Petasites officinalis
During this period of the year the The Petasites officinalis needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 2-3 weeks with about 2-3 glasses of water . We can use some medicinal plants in the kitchen, fresh; instead if we want to harvest them to use them dehydrated, let’s be sure about their balsamic period, meaning the period of the year in which every period has a higher quantity of active principles.
Treatments Petasites officinalis
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 Petasites officinalis
These medicinal plants need a slightly heavy soil, which withholds humidity little.
Notes - Petasites officinalis
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.