Gardening

How often and how to water my Jacaranda?

One of the most used trees for ornamental purposes thanks to its exquisite flowering is the jacaranda.

The subject of irrigation of jacarandas is one of the easiest to apply because it is very undemanding around it.

This sometimes leads to forgetting that it needs water to carry out its processes, like all living beings, so the opportunity for more and better flowers is lost.

But that will not happen to you because with the information that we bring you in this post you will be ready to take action without hesitation. Shall we start?

Important points when watering a jacaranda:

  • Irrigation frequency: every 3 or 4 days in summer and once a week the rest of the year.
  • Irrigation method: sprinkling, hose or watering can, depending on where the tree is planted.
  • Optimum time of day for irrigation: in the morning or late afternoon.
  • Identify excess water: leaves turning brown, weak stems, fungal settlement.
  • Identify lack of water: in adult trees it is unlikely that problems will be generated because they resist drought. If it is growing, it could take longer to develop.

What irrigation needs does the jacaranda have?

Jacaranda watering demands do not tend to be very high, beyond what it may require during hot summer days.Being a tree that is planted outdoors, it has easy access to rainwater when it is in season, so on those days you can forget about watering.

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It is capable of withstanding short periods of drought, since its roots seek to satisfy the demand for moisture in the deep layers of the earth. However, it is better to give him the correct amounts and thus ensure that he is in optimal health conditions most of the time.

How can we detect lack of irrigation in the jacaranda?

Jacarandas can spend time without receiving irrigation and, in general, it will not affect them much because it is one of those species in which a lack of water is better than an excess.

Therefore, it is very unlikely that you will have problems, unless it is a small specimen.

If you are in heavy development, this process is likely to be slowed down. In adult trees it will not cause a major impact. If you notice, the jacaranda is used a lot in common areas where there is no one in charge of watering them and they still bloom beautifully every year.

How often should we water the jacaranda?

A correct irrigation frequency will help the tree to be in optimal conditions and be able to offer the associated benefits. In the summer, especially when the weather is really dry and the thermometer shows a high temperature, you have to water frequently.

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This equates to watering every 4 days, even every 3 days if you notice that the soil is drying out faster than normal.The rest of the year it is possible that you place the irrigations in one a week or extend it up to fortnightly, since the environment will help keep the structure fresh.

What is the best way to water the jacaranda?

For a jacaranda that is planted in the garden, sprinkler or hose irrigation is the most common system due to the type of structure it has. If it is small and you have it located in a pot, you can take advantage of watering with a watering can because it will make your task much easier.

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In all cases, the most important thing is that you ensure that the water flow is not very strong, but that it is supplied slowly.This will help the soil absorb water at its own rate and prevent waterlogging that could cause serious health problems in your jacaranda.

How do we detect excess water in the jacaranda?

The leaves of a jacaranda that is suffering from overwatering may begin to look darker, sometimes brown as a sign of rot. This problem will also cause the flowers to fall prematurely and you will lose the opportunity to enjoy that gift.

In the case of the branches, they can start to feel weak, like rubbery. If the problem of excess water is not taken care of, it is quite likely that fungi will arise from the roots that will progressively damage it.

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The good news is that this tree is not particularly demanding with the type of water you use to irrigate jacarandas. Still, you’ll always be happier when you get your vital fluid from the rains and not from lime-rich tap water.

If you only have the limewater available, let it sit in a container overnight, then apply the top 3/4. For the rest, enjoy a leafy tree, which will give you a delicious shade and with flowers to decorate.

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