These plants don't like direct solar rays which could ruin their foliage; we therefore suggest to locate them in shady places. Usually during the coldest periods of the year the aerial part of these plants dries; it will begin to develop again the spring after.The Ourisia microphylla plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.
Generalities Ourisia microphylla
The development of the the Ourisia microphylla is This plant in the summer assumes a pink colouring; it is small in size and can reach 10 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Ourisia microphylla should be used for rock gardens,
Fertilization Ourisia microphylla
In the spring letís remember to fertilize our perennial plants, using a slow release granular fertilizer, to add in one solution every 3-4 months. If desired we can also use a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants, to mix with the irrigation water every 20-25 days.
Watering Ourisia microphylla
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . Generally during the period of vegetatational rest it isn't necessary to water our perennial plants, which in many cases lose their aerial part.
Treatments Ourisia microphylla
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Ourisia microphylla
Place these plants in a soil with average, drainage, which isnít too moist.
Notes Ourisia microphylla
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.