How to Grow & Care Clarkia Plant
Clarkia is a annual winter plant suitable for beds and pots. Plant grows to height of 40-60 cm. Flowers are dense in short spike with nodding buds. Follow below tips for growing clarkia at home with ease.
Sowing From Seed
Certain easy-to-grow plants do best when sown directly in the garden, because they have delicate root systems or taproots that make successful transplantation from containers difficult.
Step 1 : Soil Preparation
Start by preparing the soil. Remove weeds, then loosen the soil with a spading fork, shovel upto 4 inch deep. Add a complete fertilizer ( Vermicompost , Cow Manure etc) and finally smoothen the soil with a rake. Moisten the bed thoroughly a few days before you intend to plant. At sowing time, the soil should be moist but not soggy or waterlogged.
Step 2 : Seed Sowing
Scatter pinches of seed as evenly as possible. Cover these seeds with thin layer of soil about 1/8th inch just to cover the seed. Then cover the pot/bed with a thin cloth sheet. Water the area with a fine spray over the cloth sheet using sprayer. Avoid giving water directly to seeds as it could displace the seeds. Keep the soil surface moist but not dripping wet until seeds sprout
In 7-10 days seeds should be germinated. After germination irrigate everyday till seedlings are 1-2 inches tall. Once germinated remove the cloth. Thin out the overcrowded seedlings until seedlings are 6 inches apart while they are still small; If you wait too long to thin, the plants will develop poorly, and you’ll have a harder time removing an individual plant without disturbing those around it. Check out our high quality clarkia seeds.
Heavy soil is recommended for growing clarkia. Soil less media like coco peat can be used too. Add vermicompost, cow manure to enrich the soil with organic matter.
Sun / Temperature
Full sun is required for good growth in clarkia plant. Plant seeds / Place pot in a sunny place where it get good 4-5 hrs of sunlight.
20-25 °C temperature is ideal for clarkia plant.
Keep soil moist always. Give water whenever soil / coco peat becomes dry.
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