It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. We can grow a large part of the succulent plants in a cold climate; some species can endure temperatures below 5įC, but only if the soil stays completely dry.These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15įC.
Generalities Pig's ear
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Pig's ear Is small in size; in spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a red colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Pig's ear is developed like a succulent plant.
Fertilization Pig's ear
In the spring letís fertilize our succulent plants periodically, adding, every 15-20 days, a specific fertilizer. Fertilizers fur succulent plants must be rich in potassium, but poor in nitrogen, to avoid the plants from developing excess vegetation, which is easily attacked by fungal diseases.
Watering Pig's ear
Water rarely, about once every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants are very resistant to droughts; letís avoid watering excessively; during the winter months we can avoid watering the plants located where thereís a cold climate.
Treatments Pig's ear
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 Pig's ear
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.
Notes Pig's ear
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean