These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce. Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.We suggest growing the The Baby's breath outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather.
Feed Baby's breath
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.
Care Baby's breath
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Baby's breath is a plant for a rock garden. The Baby's breath is small in size and 5 cm in height; in the spring it assumes a pinkwhite colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Irrigation Baby's breath
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 1-2 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 2-3 glasses of water . Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Adversity Baby's breath
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.
Substrate Baby's breath
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Cultivate Baby's breath
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.