The Straw flower 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.The Straw flower can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.
Generalities Straw flower
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Straw flower Is small in size; in winter it assumes a greenwhite colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Straw flower has a shrub- like development.
Fertilization Straw flower
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 Straw flower
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 Straw flower
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 Straw flower
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes Straw flower
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.