the Ballota pseudodictamnus should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.
Generalities Ballota pseudodictamnus
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Ballota pseudodictamnus Is large in size; in winter it assumes a green colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Ballota pseudodictamnus is a plant for a rock garden.
Fertilization Ballota pseudodictamnus
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Watering Ballota pseudodictamnus
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses 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. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Ballota pseudodictamnus
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 Ballota pseudodictamnus
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes - Ballota pseudodictamnus
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.