Plants

Gaura

How to irrigate

As for the irrigations of the Gaura, it is not necessary that they be carried out very frequently. In fact, during the colder months, this plant is able to be satisfied even with rainwater alone. During the summer months, however, it is advisable to proceed sporadically with wetting even if the Gaura manages to survive even in conditions of drought that are not too prolonged. Whenever you intend to water the plant, it is good to check that the soil is not yet moist. If the substrate has not dried completely, it is good to avoid irrigating in order not to cause water stagnation. These stagnations lead to the submergence and asphyxiation of the roots and cause the consequent root rot which leads to the premature death of the Gaura. As for the irrigation water,

How to cure Gaura


The Gaura likes to be exposed in a particularly sunny area, where it can enjoy sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. If placed in a semi-shaded spot, however, this plant is able to flower quite well. The absence of flowering occurs only when the Gaura is exposed in a completely shaded area. As far as the climate is concerned, this plant adapts to various temperatures, even the most rigid ones, but it is better that it is found in an area where the climate is around 20 ° C. In addition, the Gaura is not afraid of atmospheric agents, therefore, in winter it is not necessary to take special precautions. Pruning is not necessary and it is recommended to simply remove the dried flowers in order to avoid attack by insects or parasites.

How to fertilize


The fertilization of the Gaura can take place in two distinct ways: through a liquid fertilizer or through a slow release granular fertilizer. The fertilizer must be supplied starting from the vegetative restart and interrupted with the arrival of the cold season. The use of a specific fertilizer for flowering plants that is mainly rich in nitrogen and potassium is recommended. If you opt for a liquid fertilizer you can dilute it with irrigation water in slightly lower doses than what is stated on the package. As for the soil, Gaura is a plant that can grow well on any type of substrate, in any case it is recommended to try to provide it with a soil that is fresh and well draining.

Diseases and remedies


Gaura is hardly attacked by molds or fungi. On the contrary, however, this plant can easily be infested with insects or parasites. Among these, it is possible that the Gaura suffers an attack by aphids, or plant lice. These parasites nest mainly on the leaves or its flowers and must be treated quickly with a special pesticide as soon as their presence is noticed. In case of excessively hot and dry climate, the Gaura can be infested by the red spider mite that causes gray, yellowish or rusty spots. Also in this case it is good to proceed with the appropriate products. This plant can also be affected by diseases caused by poor cultivation methodology. For example,

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