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Anigozanthos sp 'Bush Sunset' Plant Care Reminders

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  • Instruction By Lucy Warren
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    2. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    5. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
    February
    1. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    2. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    5. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
    March
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.
    4. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    5. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.
    6. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    7. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    8. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
    April
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.
    4. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    7. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
    8. Propagate

    Divide root clumps by early summer.
    May
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.
    4. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    7. Propagate

    Divide root clumps by early summer.
    June
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.
    4. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    5. Water

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.
    6. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    7. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    8. Propagate

    Divide root clumps by early summer.
    July
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    August
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    3. Water

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    September
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    3. Water

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.
    4. Prune

    After flowering trim back bloom stalks and old leaves taking care not to injure new foliage or bloom sets. During dormant season trim to about four inches.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    October
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.
    3. Prune

    After flowering trim back bloom stalks and old leaves taking care not to injure new foliage or bloom sets. During dormant season trim to about four inches.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    6. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
    November
    1. Buy

    Container plants available early spring through fall.
    2. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    3. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    6. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
    December
    1. Plant

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.
    2. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.
    5. Transplant

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    March

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    April

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    May

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    June

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    July

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    August

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    September

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    October

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    November

    Container plants available early spring through fall.

    Plant

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

    January

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    February

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    March

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    April

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    May

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months.

    June

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    July

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months.

    November

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    December

    Plant mature container plants anytime, but they do best if planted in cooler months, especially late fall or early spring.

    Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    March

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.

    April

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.

    May

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.

    June

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.

    July

    Sow seed spring to summer in freely-draining seed-raising mix. Plants should bloom the following year.

    August

    Sow seeds in a moist medium with light covering.

    September

    Sow seeds in a moist medium with light covering.

    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 lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    April

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    May

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    June

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    July

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    August

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    September

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    October

    Fertilize lightly in principal blooming season with low phosphorus fertilizer.

    Water

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

    January

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    February

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    March

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    April

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    May

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    June

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.

    July

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.

    August

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.

    September

    Regular watering throughout summer will encourage good bloom. Make certain that soil drains well.

    October

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    November

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    December

    Brugmansias require a lot of water, water whenever soil dries out.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    September

    After flowering trim back bloom stalks and old leaves taking care not to injure new foliage or bloom sets. During dormant season trim to about four inches.

    October

    After flowering trim back bloom stalks and old leaves taking care not to injure new foliage or bloom sets. During dormant season trim to about four inches.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    January

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.

    February

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.

    March

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.

    November

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.

    December

    Protect from frost and cold temperatures.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

    January

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    February

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    March

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    April

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    May

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    June

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    July

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    August

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    September

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    October

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    November

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    December

    Ink Spot Disease causes a blackening of the leaves to rhizome starting from the leaf tips. Other diseases include rust fungus, phytophthora, pythium and fusarium. Pests include European brown garden snail which also weakens the plant, and aphids.

    Treat for Pest/Disease

    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

    January

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    February

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    March

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    April

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    May

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    June

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    July

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    August

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    September

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    October

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    November

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    December

    Space plants for good air flow, provide nutrients for plant health, use fungicides judiciously if necessary, bait or hand pick snails, wash off aphids with spray of water.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    January

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    February

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    March

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    April

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    October

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    November

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    December

    Can transplant any time, but best in cooler months.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    April

    Divide root clumps by early summer.

    May

    Divide root clumps by early summer.

    June

    Divide root clumps by early summer.

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