Lisianthus : Simple Way for Plantation
In post, we will know all about Lisianthus flowering plants
- About lisianthus
- How to plant seeds at home and garden site
- Best caring tips
- Flowering seasons
About Lisianthus: There are lots of flowering plants, but Lisianthus is one of the best flowering plants because it is easily grown in warm areas and semi-shaded locations. Most of the verities are perennial, so there is no need to wait for a seedling. Plant them in your home or garden. Flowers are similar to rose flowers with lots of petals with 2 to 4 stigmas. Stigmas are different in colour, like blue, yellow, white…etc.
The Scientific name of Lisianthus is Eustoma, and it comes with the Gentianaceae family. They are commonly known as Prairie gentian, and plants grow up to 8 inches to 25 inches.
How to Plant Seeds: There are lots of methods for plantation, but this is the simplest way for seedlings. Lisianthus seeds are very small with white in colour, and it takes lots of time to germinate. In the warm area, it is easy to germinate. Take out the seeds from an online store or local nursery. Post winter, you can plant its seeds.
Prepare a Soil Potting for Seedling: Take out the Lisianthus seeds and coco peat for the seedling. Coco peat should be small in pieces.
- Take out the flowerpot and fill the coco peat into the pot.
- Remove seeds from the packet and spray on the coco peat.
- Cover the seeds with the coco peat (thin layer of coco peat).
- Spray some water and place the pot in a greenhouse or semi-shaded area.
- Within 30 to 40 days, germination starts from the seeds, and tiny branches and leaves appear from the plants.
If germination does not start from the seeds, you can add NPK fertilizer after 20 days. During the germination time, give some water (only once) because coco peat holds the moisture in the pot. Sometimes seeds take lots of time for germination, so keep patient. If plants grow up to 6 to 8 inches, then we need to transplant them into a separate flowerpot.
Always Remember: USDA hardiness zone should be 7-10. 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 cm.
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Transplantation: Now we need to make a soil potting. Take the normal garden soil (50%), vermicompost (25%), and coco peat (25%). Mix it well and take one flowerpot (size at least 6 to 8 inches).
- Fill the soil mixture into the flowerpot.
- Remove all the plants from the old flowerpot.
- Dig the holes (3 to 5 inches deep) and put the plants in those holes.
- Cover the rooting part with the same soil mixture.
- Give water properly and place the plants in a semi-shaded location.
- Within 5 to 10 days, new shoots appear from the plants.
Best Caring Tips
- Watering: There is no need to take lots of water during the summer or winter season but always maintain the moisture in the soil potting. Give water once during the growing season. Give water using a spray gun.
- Temperature: Keep the plants in a greenhouse or semi-shaded location during the germination time. After transplantation, keep the plants in morning sunlight in a semi-shaded location. If you are confused so, maintain the temperature between 15°C to 25°C.
- Pests & Diseases: Most of the time, many types of insects (bugs, snails, leaf bites) and diseases attack the plants, so always spray medicine on the plants. Before spraying medicine on the plants, read the instruction on the medicine.
- Pruning: Pruning is necessary before the flowering season; pinch out the faded flowers, dry leaves, unwanted weeds, and stems of flowers.
- Best Fertilizer for Blooming: Always give fertilizer after 30 to 45 days. The best fertilizer is cow dung and NPK 19-19-19. If you give NPK, always add 500ml of water, then give properly.
Flowering Time: Within 2 to 3 years, flowering starts on the plants, and these flowers are different in colour like red, pink, white, blue, and pink with white. Flower colours depend on the lisianthus verities. Flowers are similar to rose flowers, but Lisianthus has funnel-shaped flowers. Each branch has 5 to 8 flowers with different stems.
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