PLANT OF THE WEEKCorrea species
Plants with bell shaped flowers are pretty much sought after by gardeners because the flowers are unusual and add an extra dimension to the floral palette.
The good old fashioned fuchsia is however not easy for gardeners to grow in some districts so what can you do?
Let’s find out more.
I'm talking with Adrian O’Malley, horticulturist and native plant expert.
- Notes: They may not last forever in your garden, but will brighten up the cooler months.
- They like dry shade but do better with a bit of a drink, especially as they have fine shallow roots. Mulching with help retain moisture.
- If they grow leggy, give them a light prune.
- Male Cut flowers: grow from a bulb, corm, rhizome or tuber.
- Female cut flowers: grow from seed.
- Male cut flowers: stems are cut straight across.
- Female cut flowers: stems are cut on an angle.
How Much Water Do I Put into the Vase?
- Change the water daily-use only filtered water or water that has been standing for 4 hours.
- Mist your flowers daily for orchids with only filtered water.
- Cut your flowers when early morning or evening when starch is at it's highest within the stem.