Canna Lily: Amazing Way For Plantation
In this post, we will know all about Canna Lily flowering plants
- About canna lily
- How to plant rhizomes at home
- Top 5 caring tips
- Bloom Time
About Canna Lilies: Canna lilies are one of the best flowering plants because flowers have different types of flower colours with different shades. It has large leaves with a round shape. One of the best parts of canna lilies is that, without flowers, their leaves look beautiful and attractive. The scientific name of canna lily is Canna, and it comes with the family of Cannaceae, Juss.
How to Plant rhizome at Home: You can plant canna lilies at home by using its seeds and rhizome. Rhizome plantation is straightforward because the rhizomes have sprouted part of the canna lily. Canna lily seeds take lots of time for germination. Seeds are tiny with 2 to 3mm long, and rhizomes have sprouted parts with 4 to 5 inches long. Rhizomes and seeds are easily available in local nurseries or online shops. Early summer is the best time for plantation.
Prepare a Soil Potting & Planting rhizome: To make good quality soil potting, take well-drained garden soil (45%), coco peat (30%), and vermicompost (25%) with 50gm of bone meal powder. Mix it well.
- Take a large flowerpot (12 inches with 6 inches depth) and fill the soil mixture.
- Dig a hole (5 to 6 inches deep) and take out the canna lilies rhizomes.
- Put the rhizomes into those holes and cover the rhizomes with a soil mixture.
- Don’t cover the sprouting part of rhizomes.
- Give water properly and place the flowerpot in full sunlight or shaded area.
Within 4 to 5 days, new germination starts from the rhizomes and maintains moisture in the soil potting. During the germination period, canna lilies grow up to 6 to 8 inches, then transplant them into separate flowerpots.
Remember while planting: USDA hardiness zone should be 8-11 and the soil mixture should be slightly acidic. 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 clay flowerpot. The distance between the rhizomes should be 4 to 5 inches. In a single flower pot, plant only 2 rhizomes.
Transplantation: For transplantation, use the same soil potting with fungicide powder. Take a large flowerpot (size should be 15 to 16 inches with good drainage holes).
Top 5 Caring Tips
- Watering: During the germination period, canna lilies plants need moderate water. Always check the top layer of soil potting (1 inch deep); if it dries, then give water properly. During the summer season, give water daily.
- Temperature: During the summer season, place the flowerpot in full sunlight (at least 4 hours). In the winter season, keep the plants in full sunlight. Always save the plants from heavy temperature and heavy rain. Recommended temperature is 15°C to 20°C.
- Best Fertilizer: Before the growing season, fertilizer is necessary for their growth. Always fertilize the canna lilies with cow dung or vermicompost fertilizer. After fertilization, watering is necessary. Click here to buy cow dung and vermicompost
- Pests & Disease: Sometimes, many types of insects (mealybugs, mites, bees) and diseases are attack the plants then, always use the pesticide liquid, soapy water, or neem oil.
- Pruning: Before the growing season, pruning is necessary. Prune the lilies properly with the gardening cutter. Cut the faded flowers, unwanted stems/branches, and dry leaves.
Flowering Season: After 2 to 3 months on the plantation, flowers start blooming on the plant, and these flowers are of many types (red, white, pink, bi-colour) with differently shaded. Flowers look beautiful and attractive with different types of shaded. Each stem has 1 or 2 flowers 2 to 3 inches long and spread up to 2 inches.
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