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General Information

Plant Care Instructions By Pat Hammer

Very tender and should not be planted where they might freeze.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • March
    • May
    • June
    • November
    January
    1. Water

    Plants are somewhat dormant and do not require much water. Allow soil to be completely dry between watering and should be given minimal water.
    March
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize yearly in the spring with a half strength formula recommended for blooming.
    May
    1. Plant

    It is best to plant outdoors in the summer months. Plant in full sun. Keep in well drained soil. Potted plants need filtered sun or some shade.
    June
    1. Water

    During the summer months the soil should be soaked completely but allow to dry between waterings.
    November
    1. Water

    Reduce water has the season changes and the days are shorter.
  • Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    May

    It is best to plant outdoors in the summer months. Plant in full sun. Keep in well drained soil. Potted plants need filtered sun or some shade.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Fertilize yearly in the spring with a half strength formula recommended for blooming.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Plants are somewhat dormant and do not require much water. Allow soil to be completely dry between watering and should be given minimal water.

    June

    During the summer months the soil should be soaked completely but allow to dry between waterings.

    November

    Reduce water has the season changes and the days are shorter.

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