Plant which prefers shady spots, avoid exposing it to direct solar rays, especially during the hottest hours of the day. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.We suggest growing the The Himalayan poppy outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather.
Care Himalayan poppy
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Himalayan poppy is small in size and 60 cm in height; in the summer it assumes a yellow colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Himalayan poppy is a perennial herb plant.
Feed Himalayan poppy
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.
Irrigation Himalayan poppy
The Himalayan poppy needs to be watered quite frequently, every 1-2 weeks ; if there are abundant rains we can diminish watering, which should be done only when the soil is dry. The suggested quantity is 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 Himalayan poppy
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 Himalayan poppy
The Himalayan poppy needs to be located in a soil with a low PH factor, which withholds humidity a bit.
Cultivate Himalayan poppy
These plants need to be grown in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.