Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. 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 Lithodora oleifolia can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.
Generalities Lithodora oleifolia
The Lithodora oleifolia has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. Lithodora oleifolia Is an evergreen; during summer iIt assumes a blue colouring; the adult specimens are large in size and reach 20 cm high. These plants are used in rock gardens.
Fertilization Lithodora oleifolia
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 Lithodora oleifolia
Letís avoid watering the the Lithodora oleifolia 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 Lithodora oleifolia
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 Lithodora oleifolia
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Notes Lithodora oleifolia
If desired, we can grow the the Lithodora oleifolia in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.