The Mickey Mouse plant has a shrub- like development. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Mickey Mouse plant is medium in size and 1,5 m in height; in the summer it assumes a red colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Exposure Mickey Mouse plant
The Mickey Mouse plant should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves.
Watering Mickey Mouse plant
During this period of the year the The Mickey Mouse plant needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 2-3 weeks with about 1-2 buckets of water . If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.
Treatments Mickey Mouse plant
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 Mickey Mouse plant
These plants are planted in a soft, but quite heavy, and not excessively drained soil.
Notes Mickey Mouse plant
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.