All About Yarrow Flowering Plant & Best Fertilizer
In the post, we will know about Yarrow flowering plants
- About yarrow
- How to plant yarrow at home
- Top caring tips of yarrow
- Bloom season
- Benefits of yarrow plant
About Yarrow Plant: Yarrow plant is one of the best prevalent flowering plants. Yarrow plants come in many verities, and different types of flowers bloom at once. This flower looks attractive—Yarrow plant, easy to grow a plant at home with minimum caring. The scientific name of the yarrow plant is Achillea millefolium, and it comes with the Asteraceae family. It is native to Asia, Europe, and North America.
The plant’s leaves are green in colour and small, whose size grows up to 2 to 5 inches with spread up to 1 inch. Midribs and veins are so small with green in colour. Over time plant height grow up to 2 to 3 feet or depending on verity and spreads up to 1 foot to 1.5 feet.
How to plant at home: There are two methods for growing yarrow plants at home, one is by using seeds, and another is cutting. Yarrow seeds are so small (size 2 to 3 mm). Always buy the best organic seeds. December or January is the best time to plant seeds at home.
Simple Way to Prepare a Soil Mixture & Planting :
To make a soil potting, take well-drained garden soil (50%), coco peat (30%), and vermicompost (20%). Mix it well and bring a clay flower pot (at least 6 to 8 inches). Fill the soil mixture in the flower pot and spray water properly (Any soil air removed from the pot).
Remember while planting: Soil mixture should be sandy or loamy type and USDA hardiness zone 3 to 8. In a flowerpot, make sure drainage holes are available on the surface of the pot. If there are no drainage holes then, make 5 to 7 holes( it’s necessary).
Now take the seeds and sprinkle them over the soil potting and cover the seeds with the same soil mixture. Now give water to the pot (don’t overwater) and keep the pot in the semi-shaded area or indoor location. Within 15 to 20 days, sprouting starts from the seeds, and tiny leaves (size grows to 2 to 4 mm) appear from the plants.
Top 3 Caring Tips
Watering: Watering is an essential part of plant growth. Always keep moisture in the soil, or if you see the top layer of soil drying up, then water immediately. Before germination, give water once a week or after germination, give water after 2 to 3 days. Always use a water spray gun for watering.
Temperature: These plants thrive in hot circumstances or warm climates. In the winter season, keep plants in full sunlight, and during the summer season, give sunlight at least 5 to 7-hour, or you can maintain a temperature between 15°C to 25°C.
Best Fertilizer: It is important to fertilize after 20 to 30 days in the plant, and if you talk about good manure, then any liquid waste can be added to this plant-like NPK 19-19-19. For best growth, give water after fertilization.
Bloom Season: If you bury its seeds in December or June, then after 3 to 4 months, the flowers start to bloom on the plant, and these flowers are in many types or different in colours like red, white, yellow, pink, and more. 4 to 9 tiny flowers bloom (ray flowers). Center parts of the flower are different in colour (it depends on verity).
The benefit of plants: There are loads of benefits of plants as well as seeds:-
- Improve brain health
- Control inflammation
- Plants’ leaves are also used to control bleeding.
- Yarrow is also used to reduce fever and cold levels.
- Improve oral health.
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