These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce. The Daphne odora should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.
Fertilization Daphne odora
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.
Generalities Daphne odora
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Daphne odora has a shrub- like development. The Daphne odora Is small in size; in winter it assumes a pinkwhite colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Watering Daphne odora
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 Daphne odora
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 Daphne odora
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes Daphne odora
The Daphne odora also has a pleasing fragrance. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.