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Bignonia

How to water

As for irrigation, the Bignonia does not need frequent wetting. It is possible that the plant will keep in excellent condition even by watering about once a month. Furthermore, in winter the Bignonia is also satisfied with rainwater only and, therefore, it is possible to avoid irrigating it completely. Whenever you intend to proceed with its irrigation, it is good to check the soil. It is not absolutely necessary to carry out a new irrigation in the presence of a substrate that is still wet or you risk submerging the roots. If the roots are submerged and asphyxiated, the Bignonia could undergo root rot which would cause the consequent death of the plant. As for the irrigation water, the plant does not present any particular needs.

How to cure it


Bignonia is a rustic plant and for this reason it does not fear adverse weather conditions. In winter, in order to protect itself, the plant completely loses its leaves and flowers and therefore it is not necessary to store it in a more sheltered place. As for the exposure, the Bignonia needs a sunny place, but even a shaded area does not cause particular damage to the plant. It is good to prune the Bignonia towards the end of winter and remove all the most damaged branches. However, during the pruning process, it is recommended to proceed sparingly only on particularly damaged branches. Otherwise, there is a risk of poor flowering during the following spring. For multiplication,

How to fertilize


The fertilization of Bignonia can take place once every 3 or 4 months. It is recommended to use a slow release granular fertilizer that will be sprinkled at the foot of the plant. The slow release granular fertilizer must be rich in the three basic chemicals: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. During the planting process of the Bignonia, it is good to dig a rather deep hole and add the soil with organic substance. The holes prepared for the plant should be about twice as deep as the bread of earth that surrounds them. The plant can be grown in pots or in the ground, but the soil to be supplied remains the same. Although the Bignonia can live on any substrate, providing the plant with a fresh and well-drained soil guarantees a better development than the Bignonia.

Bignonia: Diseases and remedies


Among the various diseases that can affect Bignonia we find the white sore. This fungus affects the plant in conditions of particular humidity of the environment and manifests itself in the form of white and floury spots. The best way to combat the infestation is to use a special fungicide. In addition, the plant can be attacked by aphids, or plant lice. These parasites must be fought with the use of pesticides. Sometimes it is even possible to cause the plant to die if it is not grown with the necessary care. For example, in case of excessive watering, it is possible to submerge the roots and cause the root rot that would lead to bignoniato death in a short time. As for the adverse weather conditions, the plant manages to resist quite well.

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