What should we pay attention to when we raise the Portulacaria afra on the balcony

Mike Ehrmantraut
2020-04-07 09:39:09
It can't grow without sunshine. It can be raised on the balcony at home to ensure the light demand in the growth. However, it can't stand strong light. It needs to block strong light at noon in summer. It can wait until the basin soil is dry to supply water, and it needs less water in winter. Apply thin fertilizer every 15-20 days or so, and stop applying fertilizer in winter. The temperature shall be kept between 15-30 ℃, and the temperature in winter shall not be lower than 5 ℃, so as to avoid frostbite.

I. light

It likes enough light very much. It can't grow without sunlight. It can be raised on the balcony at home, which can maintain the demand of light, promote photosynthesis and accumulate nutrients for growth. It likes sunshine, but it can't stand the strong light. In summer, it needs to block the strong light at noon to prevent the direct light from damaging the leaves.

2. Water

It's a succulent plant that doesn't need too much water and doesn't need to be watered every day. Daily water supply can wait until the basin soil dries, and water supply is regular during the growth period. The climate in summer is hot and the evaporation is vigorous. It needs to be watered more properly, and in winter, it needs to be watered less.

3. Fertilization

Fertilization is also very important. Thin fertilizer should be applied every 15-20 days to ensure good growth. In summer, the temperature is high and the growth is slow, which can reduce the fertilization. If the temperature is low in winter, fertilization can be stopped. When applying fertilizer, we must pay attention to that we must not give too much fertilizer or apply concentrated fertilizer.

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In order to ensure good growth, temperature is also very important, need to keep between 15 - 30 ℃, winter temperature can not be less than 5 ℃, otherwise there will be the possibility of frostbite.

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