by johnah on November 1, 2020
Saxifraga Plant Care – Tips For Growing Rockfoil Flowers
Rockfroya plant care is very simple. You need to provide them with proper light and water. They don’t like direct sunlight because it causes their leaves to turn yellow and they get stressed out.
So if you want your rockfroyas to grow, you have to make sure that they have enough light so that they do not burn themselves too much. Also, you need to keep them watered regularly. If you forget to water them properly, then they will die.
The other thing that rockfroyas like is to be kept moist. They love being submerged in water and they can even survive without any soil at all. But if you don’t give them the right amount of moisture, then they won’t thrive and eventually die off due to lack of nutrients or some other reason.
You can easily tell when your rockfroyas are getting dry. Their leaves start turning brown and their flowers start dying down. Then you can use a spray bottle to mist them until they feel better again.
If you want to grow rockfroyas in pots, then you have to take into consideration that they will be exposed to high temperatures during the day time and low temperatures at night time. So you need to make sure that the soil in the pot doesn’t dry out. If you have something like a terracotta pot, then chances are your soil will dry out very quickly even if you water it properly.
Then you can use something like a plastic pot or any other type of pot that has proper drainage so that the water can drain out and the plants can still get the moisture they require.
Rockfroyas can survive cold temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.5 degrees Celsius) but they will not grow at this temperature. If you live in a place where the temperatures get substantially colder, then you should keep your rockfroyas somewhere with a warmer temperature such as on a windowsill.
When it comes to feeding your rockfroyas, you should do it at least once every two weeks during the spring and summer months. You can use a general purpose fertilizer that is available from any nursery. Follow the instructions on the package for the correct measurements.
If you live in a colder climate, then you can grow rockfroyas indoors during the winter months. They survive well in pots as long as you keep the soil moist. Also, make sure they are near a window so they can get enough sunlight to grow properly.
The potting soil you use for your rockfroya plant care can be regular potting soil. It is not necessary to add extra compost or fertilizer to the soil because your rockfroyas do not require it. You don’t want to add too much soil though because they like staying in shallow water.
Rockfroya flowers grow in clusters and the clusters themselves can get up to about 30 centimetres (12 inches) in diameter. The flowers come in a wide range of colours such as pink, white, red, yellow, brown and purple. The colours can even be mixed such as red and white together to form a pinky-white colour.
Each flower can grow up to about 5 centimetres (2 inches) in length and they have a very soft texture. They are most well known for their unique leaf-like appearance.
The rockfroya plant care does not include special instructions because they are fairly easy to take care of. If you do nothing else, this is the one thing you can be sure of, your rockfroyas will grow. It is uncertain exactly where the rockfroyas originate from but it is generally accepted that they come from a mountainous area with rocky cliffs.
They seem to thrive in rough conditions and can survive for long periods without care.
Sources & references used in this article:
Reproductive strategies in some arctic Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae), with emphasis on the narrow endemic S. svalbardensis and its parental species by C Brochmann, A HÅPNES – Botanical Journal of the Linnean …, 2001 – academic.oup.com
Leaf margin organisation and the existence of vaterite-producing hydathodes in the alpine plant Saxifraga scardica by R Wightman, S Wallis, P Aston – Flora, 2018 – Elsevier
Introducing the Spotted Saxifrages: Saxifraga Sect. Bronchiales, Sect. Nov. (Saxifragaceae) by W Robinson – 1895 – John Murray