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General Information

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Plant Care Instructions By Pat Hammer

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • August
    • November
    March
    1. Water

    when you cut the stems back, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.
    2. Prune

    After many of the leaves begin to turn yellow or drop off a potted plant, cut each stem back to two buds.
    3. Protect

    If all danger of frost has pasted, you can move the potted plant to outdoors in a sunny location. They can also be planted in the ground if you live in a location that does not freeze.
    April
    1. Water

    When the plant begins to grow and send out new shoots and leaves, increase the watering. Do not over water but make sure the soil does not dry out.
    May
    1. Pest/Disease Inspection

    When the temperature warms up keep a close watch for whitefly.
    June
    1. Prune

    To keep the plant compact and to get many blooms you will need to prune it back during the summer.
    August
    1. Prune

    Do not prune or cut back the plant after the end of August or early September.
    2. Propagate

    New plants can be started by cuttings in late summer. Each cutting should have about 3 to 4 buds.
    November
    1. Buy

    Generally, these plants are sold during the months of November and December as holiday plants.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    November

    Generally, these plants are sold during the months of November and December as holiday plants.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    March

    when you cut the stems back, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.

    April

    When the plant begins to grow and send out new shoots and leaves, increase the watering. Do not over water but make sure the soil does not dry out.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    March

    After many of the leaves begin to turn yellow or drop off a potted plant, cut each stem back to two buds.

    June

    To keep the plant compact and to get many blooms you will need to prune it back during the summer.

    August

    Do not prune or cut back the plant after the end of August or early September.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    March

    If all danger of frost has pasted, you can move the potted plant to outdoors in a sunny location. They can also be planted in the ground if you live in a location that does not freeze.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

    May

    When the temperature warms up keep a close watch for whitefly.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    August

    New plants can be started by cuttings in late summer. Each cutting should have about 3 to 4 buds.

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