Blue Stars: Simple Way for Plantation (Seeds)
In this post, we will know about Blue Star flowering plants
- About blue stars plant
- How to plant blue stars seeds with the best compost
- How to care
- Flowering season
About Blue Stars Plant: Bluestars is a perennial flowering plant in the Apocynaceae family. It is also known as Amsonia plants, or it is native to North America, and other species are native to Eastern Mediterranean. Its scientific name is Amsonia, and it belongs to the Apocynaceae family. The common variety of blue stars is Blue Ice and Hubrichtti.
How to Plant Seeds at Home: One of the best methods to plant blue stars at home is by using its seeds because seeds are easy to germinate within a minimum of days. Seeds are black in colour with 6 to 10 mm long. Each seed has a white to brown tip with a round shape. Seeds are easily available in local nurseries or online stores.
Prepare a Soil Potting: To make a good quality soil mixture, take well-drained garden soil (60%), sand (30%), and cow dung or vermicompost (10%). Mix it well and take a large flower pot (if you have 10+ seeds); otherwise, a small flowerpot (size 6 to 8 inches).
- Fill the soil mixture into the flowerpot.
- Take out the blue star seeds and put the seeds into the soil mixture.
- Cover all the seeds with the same soil mixture (add 1 inches layer of soil).
- Give some water and place the flowerpot in an indoor location or semi-shaded area.
Within 5 to 6 days, germination starts from the seeds, and teeny leaves and stems appear from the seed plants. Over time, leaves grow up to 3 to 5 inches with a serrated shape, and leaves are dark green with a spread up to 2 inches. If the plants are to grow up to 5 to 7 inches, then it’s time to transplant them with a separate flowerpot.
Transplantation Tips: While transplanting, use normal garden soil (50%) with coco peat (50%). If you have a large flowerpot, then plant only 3 to 4 plants because blue star plants grow up to 3 to 4 feet tall with spread up to 2 to 3 feet wide. For the best result, choose a ground site.
Remember: USDA hardiness zone should be 3-11 and the soil mixture should be slightly acidic to neutral. In a flowerpot, make sure drainage holes are available or not. If there are no holes at the surface, then make 5 to 9 holes (Drainage holes are necessary). Cover the holes with a grenade or stones. Use a ceramic flowerpot. The distance between the seeds should be 4 to 5 inches.
How to Care for Bluestars Plants
- Watering: Don’t overwater. During the germination period, do not give water, and after the germination of seeds, keep the moisture in the soil potting. Give water after 2 to 3 days in the summer season and 3 to 4 days in winter.
- Temperature: For best growth, keep the plants in semi-shaded locations, or you can maintain a temperature between 10°C to 20°C.
- Best Compost: Give 2 to 3 layers of coco peat or vermicompost fertilizer during the growing season. After 30 to 40 days, give the compost to the plants.
- Pests & Diseases: Over time, if any insects and diseases are attacked on the plants, don’t forget to take medicine on the plants. You can use neem oil or pesticide liquid.
- Pruning & Cutting: Before the flowering season, pruning is necessary for their growth. Prune the faded flowers, dried leaves, and unwanted branches.
Flowering Season: After 4 to 5 months of seedling, flowers start blooming on the plant, and these flowers are red, white, and indigo or blue. Flower colours depend on the verities, and each flower has six petals round in shape. The Center part of flowers depends on the variety of blue stars plants.
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