Calibrachoa Plants for Sale Online
Calibrachoa plants are one of the most versatile annuals. They will bloom continuously from planting until frost and are ideal for raised beds, containers, and hanging baskets. They look very similar to petunias and are a fairly new flower. They were introduced in the 1990s as Million Bells flowers, and specialists have become very successful at breeding them that there is a wide range of colors, flowers, and vigor to Calibrachoa plants.
Typically used as annuals, Calibrachoa can be perennial if you live in hardiness zones 9 through 11. These plants thrive in at least 6 hours of full sunlight each day, though they can tolerate some partial shade time. They prefer well-draining soil and a regular watering schedule.
How to Care for Your Calibrachoa Plants
Calibrachoa plants are fairly drought-tolerant, but you should still hold a consistent watering schedule to allow your annuals to thrive. During hot months, potted Calibrachoa should be checked regularly-even daily. Their soil can dry out quickly. The frequency of watering will vary according to temperature, humidity, type of potting mix, and container size. The best way to check if your plant needs water is by sticking your finger 2 inches deep in the soil. If it feels dry, you can give it water.
For Calibrachoa that is planted in the ground, use well-amended soil that is also well-draining. Doing so will ensure your plant will soak up the proper amounts of water without being overwatered and causing root rot disease. If your Calibrachoa is in a container, use a quality, all-purpose potting mix that is also well-draining. It is also crucial to use a container with drainage holes. The soil and drainage holes will ensure your plant does not sit in standing water for too long and cause damage.
Annuals like Calibrachoa are heavy feeders. Their frequent watering needs allow the plants to take out nutrients quickly, leaving the soil nutrient-less. Fertilize your Calibrachoa regularly for continuous a continuous blooming season. It is best to use a water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks. You could also use a slow-release granular fertilizer to the soil when they are planted. If you use this fertilizer, reapply according to the instructions.
It is best to place your Calibrachoa in a spot that receives at least six hours of full sunlight each day. They can tolerate partial shade, but insufficient sun exposure will result in a reduction of their flowers. Especially in warmer areas, your annuals will need some extra shade, so they don't suffer in the sun through very hot weather.
Common Pests and Diseases in Calibrachoa Plants
Calibrachoa annuals are susceptible to spider mites and aphids. You can prevent these infestations when placing your plant in well-circulated areas. You should also avoid planting them too early; this can also lead to aphid infestations. Root rot and mold infections can set in if your plant is overwatered. To avoid these problems, plant your annuals in well-draining, porous soil conditions. On a positive note, deer are not interested in Calibrachoa. They are not technically classified as deer-resistant, but you most likely won't have to worry about these forest animals snacking on your beautiful flowers.
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Calibrachoa plants are one of the most versatile annuals you can plant in your garden. You can easily find one that will match the style and size of your garden.
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