Hanging Petunia Plant Care: Tips On Caring For Petunias In Hanging Baskets
The following are some tips on caring for your hanging petunia plants. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here.
1) Watering Your Petunias In A Hanging Pot When They Are Dry (Not Wet) : You need to keep the soil moist all the time when growing petunias in a hanging pot.
Soil moisture level should not drop below 1/2″. If it does, then you might want to consider watering your petunias less frequently.
If you do not have a hanger, then just hang the pots upside down from a tree branch or something similar.
2) Hydrating Your Petunias In A Hanging Pot When They Are Wet : Keep the soil wet all the time when growing petunias in a hanging pot.
Soil moisture level should not rise above 2″. If it does, then you might want to consider hydrating your petunias less frequently.
3) How Often To Water Your Petunias In A Hanging Pot : Once a week is enough.
If you do not see results within two weeks, then you may need to water your petunias more frequently.
4) How To Increase The Chances Of Your Hanging Basket Petunias Blossoming : This particular type of petunia plant likes temperatures that are about 10-15 Celsius degrees.
Also if you live in a place that has a colder winter, then you may want to purchase a grow light to keep your petunias warm (the red or blue ones work best). Or you can just move the hanging basket under a powerful fluorescent grow light.
5) What Type Of Soil Do You Recommend For Growing The Best Hanging Basket Petunias : Well anything that drains well and has a neutral pH is fine.
Be creative when planting your pot with hanging petunias. Spread them out from each other. This will help give the appearance of a larger pot of flowers.
You want to avoid a cramped look.
When making your hanging petunia basket, be sure to use a thick strong material. This is very important because you do not want the pot to break or give way when it gets heavy with water and soil. An excellent example of this is shown in the picture below.
You can also use other types of strong string as long as it can hold up the weight of soil and water in your hanging petunia pot.
Take your time when planting your hanging petunia pot. You want to make sure that your petunias have enough soil and that the strings are sturdy enough to hold up the weight.
It is not a bad idea to avoid planting extra large pots all at once. Instead start out small and gradually build up. Small pots are easier to handle and will allow you to get used to the process before going all out.
So now that you know everything there is to know about planting your very own hanging petunia garden, all that is left to do is find a nice spot outside where you can get started.
My Favorite Hanging Basket
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G93-1127 Petunias by DT Lindgren – 1993 – digitalcommons.unl.edu
Flowering annuals: petunias (1996) by RR Rothenberger – Flowers, 1996 – mospace.umsystem.edu
Flowering annuals: petunias by RR Rothenberger, B Fick – 1990 – mospace.umsystem.edu
Producing vegetative petunias and calibrachoa by JM Dole, BE Whipker, PV Nelson – Greenhouse Product News, 2002 – plantgrower.org