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Planting & growing instructions

 
 

Planting Season
Wax flowers can be planted most of the
year except in winter.
The best planting seasons are spring & autumn.
Disinfecting of soil is recommended before planting.
Plant at least two weeks after disinfecting & after all
the bromide has been washed away. 

 

Recommended Planting Spaces (* depending on variety & growing conditions)
1-1.5 m. between plants *
1.5-2 m. between rows *
2.5-3.5 m. between blocks of rows for tractor access.

 

Planting Instructions
Make a small hole beside the dripper that can easily accommodate the peat pot.
Insert plant and cover the pot with 1 cm of soil.
Be careful not to crush the peat pot & roots while planting.

 

Water requirements are subject to soil type, climate, growth and growing conditions.

 

Irrigation
One dripper (4-5 liter/hour) per plant.
· Before planting - 25 L per plant
· After planting - 5 L per plant.
· First week after planting - 1-2 L per plant every day.
· Second & third week - 2-3 L per plant every second day.
· Fourth to eighth week - 5 L per plant twice a week.
The dripper should be as near as near as possible to the plant during the first weeks
after planting. When the plant is established place dripper 15-20 cm from plant.

 

Fertilizing
Beginning 3 weeks after planting - N.P.K. (%) 4.1.2. 1 liter per 1000 liters water.
After 3 months N.P.K (%) 8.2.4. 1 liter per 1000 liters water.

 

Chlorosys
The wax flower has a tendency to become chlorite
(young leaves become light green to yellow).
This condition can be corrected by spraying with Iron Sulfate 0.2-0.25%.
A spreader such as BB-5 or L-77 can be added to the iron.
Spray early in the morning or late in the evening. Do not spray during the
day or in high temperatures. Bury 4 grams of FE-138 in one spot about
10 cm from the Plant & 10 cm from dripper about one month after planting.

 

Pests & diseases
Beware of the following diseases & pests:
Leaf: Botrytis "gray mold" (autumn-winter-spring)
Alternaria (all year round)
Powdery mildews (spring-summer-autumn)
Sucking insects (aphids…) (spring-summer-autumn)
Root: Pythium & Phytophthora (spring-summer-autumn)
Nematodes (all year round).

 

For further information including lists of varieties available please feel free to contact us.