Campanula

Campanula

How and when to irrigate

The different varieties of Campanula easily adapt to different climatic contexts. If they grow in pots, it is advisable to always keep the soil slightly moist, taking care not to let it dry out too much. In spring and summer it is essential to water abundantly, the important thing is that dangerous water stagnations are not created in the saucer, very little tolerated by this kind of plants. Campanula plants love humid environments, to keep the surrounding environment in optimal conditions, it is advisable to add pebbles or expanded clay in the saucer. In this way the retained water will be released gradually, allowing development even in hot periods. In winter, the doses are reduced to what is strictly necessary.


How to take care of it

The genus of plants called Campanula includes numerous species and varieties that grow spontaneously throughout the European continent. They are rustic specimens and can be grown in various territorial contexts. The recommended temperature is around 15 degrees while they suffer a lot from the too cold winter weather conditions. In general, they can grow in different types of soil, even rocky and arid, but to obtain lush blooms it is recommended to use a fertile substrate to which to add a part of coarse sand. In this way the correct drainage of watering is ensured, avoiding water stagnation. Repotting is carried out in spring, when the container compartment becomes too narrow to contain the root system entirely.

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When and how much to fertilize

This type of rustic plants does not require particular attention, as regards the fertilization treatments. In any case it is advisable to intervene with a specific product if you want to obtain abundant and prolonged spring blooms from the species of Campanula. It is advisable to choose a complete liquid fertilizer for flowering plants to be diluted directly in the water intended for irrigation. The best time to start with fertilizer is in the month of March, with the arrival of summer. The fertilizations are to be repeated approximately every two weeks and can be thinned out in periods of intense heat. In autumn and winter they are completely suspended, as the plant enters vegetative stasis and will only resume development with the seasonal increase in temperatures.


Campanula: Exposure, diseases and remedies

The most suitable exposure for Campanula plants is in partial shade. In fact, they prefer humid and cool climates while they strongly fear direct and prolonged sun rays. If the location does not correspond to the need for light, the specimens will begin to lose their leaf content. In this case, the position must be reviewed as soon as possible, changing the daily lighting. If water stagnation occurs, mold and rot can occur which initially affect the root system, with consequent deterioration of the entire plant. To remedy it, it is timely to intervene immediately, stopping the administration of water. It may also be useful to check the state of the roots, repotting and mixing new soil with the already existing one.


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