Plants

Convallaria nana

The water needs

As with any plant species, even in the cultivation of Convallaria Nana it is essential to provide the correct doses of water and consequently keep the soil in truly ideal conditions. Generally, this plant prefers dry soils over too humid ones. Water stagnation, therefore, should be avoided if possible. Periods of drought, provided they are not too prolonged, on the other hand, are well tolerated. During the life cycle of Convallaria Nana, it is important to water regularly in summer, when the right regularity requires one watering per week. The first watering, immediately following the planting of the Convallaria Nana, must necessarily be more abundant to favor a better rooting of the root system.

Cultivation and care


Both the cultivation and the maintenance of the Convallaria Nana are very simple. The pH of the soil must preferably be neutral or, at most, acidic. After tilling the soil chosen for planting, it is necessary to add highly ripened manure. Once the surface of the ground has been leveled, you can move on to planting by digging holes 15 centimeters deep and inserting a Nana Convallaria in each one. The distance that must elapse between one specimen and the other is, on average, 20 centimeters. Immediately after this operation, very abundant irrigation is essential to favor the rooting of the plant’s roots. Maintenance is almost non-existent and involves a thinning of the tufts, especially damaged ones, to be carried out every 4-5 years.

Fertilization


The ideal soil in which to plant the Convallaria Nana should be with a neutral pH or, in certain conditions, acidic. This means that, as happens for many other plants, also for the Convallaria it is essential to provide a good fertilization operation, especially in pot cultivation. In fact, in the open ground, most of the time it can be left out. To prepare the plant for the cold winter, it is good to proceed with the integration of a soil improver at the end of the autumn season. In spring, however, the administration of a fertilizer specially designed for flowering plants is very useful, since the Convallaria Nana normally blooms between April and May. Immediately after this period, when the flowers have fallen, it is best to supplement the phosphorus levels.

Convallaria nana: Exposure and diseases


Given the naturalness with which the Convallaria grows very well even under the largest trees that constantly shade the ground below, this plant certainly prefers a shady exposure. Even in particularly sunny areas, however, it does not appear to be suffering at all. For this reason, there is no need to create particular problems for the ideal exposure of the Convallaria Nana. This plant is very unlikely to be attacked by diseases or parasites. The only problems can be caused above all by the snails which, in the most humid nights, love to feed on the leaves of the plant of which, among other things, they are very greedy. To completely eradicate the problem, traps with beer or, alternatively, special snail killers are very useful.

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