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Potunia

How to irrigate

As for the correct irrigation of the potunia, it is good to proceed rather frequently. In fact, the plant absolutely does not tolerate drought, even for a few hours and tends to wither immediately. It is recommended to irrigate the potunia once every 2 or 3 days with large doses of water. These wetting may be more frequent in summer than in winter. Also, before proceeding with a new irrigation it is good to check the soil. If it is still wet from the previous wetting, it is not necessary to irrigate the plant, risking only to submerge the roots and cause their asphyxiation and consequent rot. Root rot is a major cause of plant death. The potunia it does not seem to have any particular needs regarding the type of water used for irrigation.

How to cure it


The correct exposure of the potunias is in full sun. In fact, the plant needs to receive direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Semi-shaded exposure can cause poor blooms. The potuniait can resist heat rather well, but on the contrary it is very sensitive to cold temperatures. It is good to place the plant in a sheltered environment during the colder months. In addition, its thin stems are easily damaged by winds and therefore it is always recommended to choose a place sheltered from the elements. As for the multiplication, we proceed with the sowing between February and March in a warm bed. When the seedlings have reached a height of about 10 cm they can be planted. It is good to periodically remove the flowers and withered leaves of the plant.

How to fertilize


As for the fertilization of the potunia, it is carried out between May and September, the period of vegetative activity of the plant. A specific liquid fertilizer for flowering plants is used which contains the fundamental chemical macroelements such as: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in equal parts. This fertilizer must be diluted with irrigation water and is supplied to the plant once every 15-20 days or so. Usually the doses of fertilizer to be used are slightly lower than those indicated on the package. The soil that the potunia prefers must be rich in organic substances, fresh and deep. In order to obtain a substrate of this type, a universal soil can be used with the addition of chopped bark and sand, useful for increasing drainage.

Potunia: Diseases and Cures


Potunia can be attacked by parasites such as spider mites. This insect spreads especially during periods of hotter and sultry weather. When the plant is infested, the leaves take on a yellowish-gray and sometimes even rusty color. If any colorings of this type are noticed, it is advisable to proceed with the appropriate pesticides. Additionally, potunia can be attacked by aphids, or plant lice. Also in this case, to combat parasites, we proceed using specific products. The plant is also very sensitive to the ways of cultivation. If over-watered, potunia can undergo root rot which also causes the plant to die. Furthermore, various atmospheric agents could damage our potunia. In particular,

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