For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Lenten rose in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Lenten rose can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.
Generalities Lenten rose
The Lenten rose has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. This plant in the winter assumes a pink colouring; it is small in size and can reach 45 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. These plants are perennial herbs.
Fertilization Lenten rose
In the spring letís fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
Watering Lenten rose
Letís avoid watering the The Lenten rose excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Treatments Lenten rose
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Lenten rose
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Notes Lenten rose
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.